|Sleeping Rock aka Sheep's Nose Bouldering
Middle problem on the Air Jordan Boulder (V4).
Essentially at the base of the Sheep's Nose formation there are an abundance of wonderful boulders. I have spent some significant time working some of these problems and have only ever seen a handful of people around. This is probably not a year round location due to summers being extremely hot; however, I have bouldered here on sunny January days.
Edit:2/26/09 I have listed the boulders in a generic mode of A,B,etc. They may be listed as other names or numbers in other books. If anyone out there has any historical info on names and such I would be glad to update. Plus, I enjoy historical info on areas. Thanks!
Follow the directions to the Sheep's Nose formation. Once you turn right on Stump Rd., drive 1.8 miles to a dirt pullout on the right side of the road. This is just past a wash/dry creek bed with a fence running across it. There is also additional parking on the left side of the road directly across from the wash.
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Sit start on the diagonal rail on the left side of the East face. Make a big move up and left to the nice sloper. Traverse right to a nice hold and make a big move up and right to a poor pinch. Move up left into the lip then move into the horizontal crack to topout. Be careful for brittle footholds while pulling the lip due to not much traffic....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
|Photos of Sleeping Rock aka Sheep's Nose Bouldering Slideshow
The Dinosaur Head Boulder just entering the boulde...
BETA PHOTO: Walk up the right side of the wash on a faint trai...
BETA PHOTO: There is now a downed tree across the trail right ...
Stephen working on the Air Jordan boulder with an ...
Studying sloper-science at the base of Sheep's Nos...
Thanking the Dino for another good day of boulderi...
Another great day in the Platte.
Ahh yes, lots of rock.
BETA PHOTO: A tough problem called "Respect Your Elders" up th...
|Comments on Sleeping Rock aka Sheep's Nose Bouldering
|By Stefan Doucette|
Mar 9, 2008
I've also heard these boulders called the Dinosaur Head Boulders.
|By Kevin McLaughlin|
From: Colorado Springs
Feb 8, 2009
This area is called "Sleeping Rock" Named so , obviously for the little fellow snoozing just off of the trail on the way to the boulders . Many toprope anchors are found here. Lots of good problems as well . We used to hold a community camp out/ party/bouldering get together at this spot . A great place to get the locals together . The Springs has a good group of folks within .
|By Christopher Jones|
From: Denver, Colorado
Jul 22, 2010
This is one of the best bouldering spots in the Platte. A lot of problems very close together. There are a lot of problems and variations that have not been posted that are in the easy to moderate range. Have fun.
|By Hans Hoffman|
From: D'iberville, MS
Jun 5, 2011
Look... I love bouldering outdoors...but this is not the place to make a day trip out to. The quality of problems are extremely poor (except for the Air Jordan Block) and not worth your time. Honestly, Ute Valley has better bouldering.
And for those of you still wanting to go... CO Rd 67 & 68 are very nice dirt roads (you could drive a Mercedes on them). Happy bouldering!