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Summary

Sheep Nose is a prominent granite formation located just west of the small town of Westcreek, Colorado.

Approach

From the Abbey Road turn-off into the town of Westcreek (14.1 miles north of Woodland Park on CO-67), drive 0.2 miles to a T-intersection and take a left. In 0.5 miles, take a right hand turn to head west on Stump Road. After about 1.7 miles you'll see pull-outs on the left hand side of the road across from the south face of Sheep Nose, park here and hike across the meadow and up the hill to the base of the formation.

Routes

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Grade Route

This route is easily identified as it follows a huge right facing corner on the left edge of Sheep Nose. Pitch one liebacks a crack for 90 feet up to a belay ledge with a two-bolt anchor. The standard pitch 2 stays in the dihedral for another 65 feet until a slab/ledge is attained, from which the descent is a scramble down a ramp system to the right. Both pitches can be combined with good rope management.

FFA: Leonard Coyne, Mark Rolofson & Dennis Jackson, 1975

Moves up and left from the first pitch anchor on Ten Years after, along the face under a large overhang

FA: Art Wiggins

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