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Location: 36.16269, -115.49099 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Sheep Skull Crags feature five routes that were climbed by Joe Herbst and friends in the Spring of 1974. The crags consist of several stunning pillars and the routes all seem to include wide, offwidth cracks and chimneys. The cliff faces northeast so the only sunshine is limited to the morning. Descent usually involves rappelling a route or walking off right.

Getting There 

Park at Willow Springs in the first parking area and hike on the trail that heads toward White Rock Spring. The Sheep Skull Crags are located on the left side of the largest gully between Willow Springs and Angel Food Wall. It is across the drainage, to the west of the Ledger Crags. Just before reaching that drainage leave the trail and head across open country to the base of the cliff. The approach from Willow Springs is about 45 minutes.

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4 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sheep Skull Crags:
Intestinal Flu   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
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Dust to Dust 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Sheep Skull Crags
Work your way up the sandy chimney to access the tight dihedral on nice varnished rock. Climb the dihedral to a large ledge. Here, move left and climb a great finger to hand crack in a right facing corner for 25 feet (watch the rope drag). Pass a dead tree with lots of webbing and belay. 100 feet. After this, low fifth class face climbing and progressively easier (but interesting) scrambling lead to the top. Walk off right....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By cassondra
From: las vegas, NV
Oct 13, 2009
Was out scouting around today in the wind, and noticed that though a pretty stiff breeze was blowing, the base and tops of these routes were quite calm due to the reletively sheltered location.
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