|The Dark Side
One of the classic routes of the grade, Shanghai ascends an intimidating wave of bullet sandstone. The route begins with an awkward scramble up the unfortunate ramp. Begin a bit left of the bolt line with a long reach (and a long draw) to clip the second bolt. Match the big hold & cut your feet to get established on the wall. Enduro jugs lead to a cool undercling move to a horn, then more jugs to an obvious blank section visible from the ground. A series of big crux moves, with a bigger pump leads to a strenuous clip at the anchor.
On the left end of the Dark Side cave, this route is the second route from the left, beginning from the big ramp. Next route right of Mama Benson.
6 bolts, 2 bolt anchor. Clip another 2-3 bolts on the ramp traverse.
From: ABQ, NM
Nov 7, 2009
I found that when you first arrive at the anchors it is strenuous to clip but if you move a bit further you wil be rewarded.
From: Morrison, CO
Nov 12, 2009
Dude, you just blew everyone's onsight with that key piece of beta! Shh!
|By Mike Anderson|
From: Dayton, OH
Mar 3, 2011
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b
This is not an indictment on the venerable user that entered this route, but the current consensus is 12c for Shanghai.
|By Eric Carlos|
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2012
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b
It is 12d in all three guidebooks. It is probably low in the grade, but much harder than most 12c's at the red.