Sunday, May 09, 2010

Sheep Nose (8,894 ft.)
Bell Rock (8,118 ft.)
UN 8,740

8 May, 2010: Back in the fall, I had checked out Sheep Nose but couldn't take the dogs up it. This time, I went back with partner Brad Darnell to claim it. First we hit UN 8,740 just outside Woodland Park, for another ranked Teller County peak, on the way up to Douglas County. Afterward, we added the unranked Bell Rock, as it is right in the same area near Westcreek.
Sheep Nose is, just as the literature states, Class 4. The crux is a very steep crack climb at the base of the summit block. I was very glad the rock was dry! The views from the top, which very few have savored, are fabulous. Very nice for a half day before going to work!
Pictures are at:
Long life and many peaks!


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