The north face is known as the Land that Time Forgot. The routes, along with their names, suggest almost a mystical feel. The friction on this granite is unmatched. You may find yourself sticking to stuff you wouldn't normally think you could. Therefore, it turns out that most are fully bolted face and slab routes, largely established in ground-up-on-lead style. While many of them top out on the saddle, a few adventure to the summit. Some old and very obscure aid route exists as well as some newer trad climbs. The saddle is simply an awesome place and picnic paradise. From here, you can top out on the summit via one of the routes on Velcro Wall, the low angled slabs on the south face.
See Sheeprock description.
Weather station 3.1 miles from here
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Land that Time Forgot:
Knossos 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 4 pitches
Nazca Line 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, 5 pitches
Solarian 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Minoan Maze 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 4 pitches
Practislab 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Ankar Gate 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 3 pitches
Featured Route For Land that Time Forgot
Cloak of the Wolf 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b CO
: South Platte
: ... : Land that Time Forgot
This is THE Sheeprock testpiece. The Cloak is a well-protected line following the most direct and some of the steepest features to the summit of Sheeprock. The last pitch cuts right through center of the headwall. This also provides the only rap line down the North Face from the summit.Start on the far left side of the North side, at the bivy site. 4th class 30' to the cozy perch.P1: "Gateway". 10+. This pitch also provides access to trad routes SolArian and ?Black Sheep?...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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Lower right side of Land that Time Forgot
Left side of the Land That Time Forgot.
BETA PHOTO: Routes of The Land that Time Forgot. belays and ra...
BETA PHOTO: Approach beta: the Unknown crack in the egg format...
BETA PHOTO: Left side topo detail.
Finishing the Nazca Line.
By Bill Schmausser
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 30, 2007
One of the great stories of this rock is Peter Hubbel's "Cave house" he set it up just down from the base of the rock. During the sumer of ...uh...was it 2000?.... He and Charles Traufield and many of his young disciples, put together some deluxe, cave, living accommodations. It was his own little 'Granite Trailer' with all the the expected amenities: sleeping quarters, lounging quarters, bear defenses, white gas, warm beer, canned food. Had their been a Chevy Van and a Trans Am been parked out front and several Lynrd Skynyrd posters stuck to the walls, it could have been in West Virginia. Tragically, the Hayman fire chased him out (and he barely got out) and that trashy little piece of Squatter Bohemia was forever lost. Priceless.
From: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Jun 11, 2007
I have some pics of whomever was on the N. Face of Sheep Rock (Land that Time Forgot) Sunday, June 10, 2007 taken from the top of Acid (over looking climbers from side). I can send them to you or post them here....
By Brian Asbury
Jun 11, 2007
Great Splatte slab/face climbing with big fat new bolts.
Some routes (too?) heavily bolted.
Some routes traditional Splatte bolt spacing.