Shady Side Left Rock Climbing
Morning sun on the Shady Side Left.
This is the furthest left section of cliff, and the first encountered along the approach. Routes on the left half of the wall are super steep and bouldery, with generally only 2 or 3 hard moves, and lots of jugs. This cliff is very exposed, so be sure to use a stick clip on these routes. On the right side of this cliff section, routes are vertical to slabby, more moderate and technical.
Several routes in this area are named for the graffiti that adorn the route's base.
From Left to Right, routes are:
2. Volver de La Belle Epoque
5. Big Bad Love (a.k.a. Bill)
5.1. Project? - Not Sure
7.1 Jorge Cantstaña
8. Jerk Off
11. Hanging Meatloaf, 5.12d
12. RURP Crack (no bolts), 5.11b
13. Tunnel Visions, 5.12a (starts up 12, joins 14 at 4th bolt)
13.1 New Unknown Route?
15. Gromit, 5.12c
, 5.11a (shares 1st bolt with #17)
First cliff section reached along the approach.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Shady Side Left
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shady Side Left:
Bandit 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 55'
Scott 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
HIVD 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 50'
Julie 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
George 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Jerk Off 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Pipsqueak 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 40'
Rebecca 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport, 70'
Featured Route For Shady Side Left
Jerk Off 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c NM
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Short and steep on solid rock with movement that is interesting for The Tunnel. If you're sick of lock-off high-steps, you can find a little variety here. Jugs to the first bolt and pretty sustained difficulty to the finish, this is the perfect boulderer's route - felt like V0 to V6 to V5 to me. Start on jugs for a few moves to the first bolt. (You may want to stick clip just in case you blow but if you feel up to a climb like this, you shouldn't have any difficulty clipping it as you go.) Doub...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
Overview of Shady Side Left with some routes marke...
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Shady side left. Scott follows the chalk line up ...