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Shangri-La Valley

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Shangri-La Valley  Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 13, 2009  with updates from vcli
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This large, open valley is comprised of several different areas - Shangri-La , The Dance Floor, The Beach, Boardwalk Area all of which sit close to one another and provide a wealth of quality problems.

Getting There 

Many approaches are possible depending where one is coming from but some of the popular ways include up Kung Fu Canyon, the Trailside area past Frank's Boulder or Gluttony or The Flash Gordon Area. All will get you to the southern end of the valley and take approximately 20 minutes or so.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

156 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',39],['2 Stars',51],['1 Star',49],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shangri-La Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shangri-La Valley :
Glass Traverse   V-easy 3     Boulder, 25'   Boardwalk Area : Glass Boulder
Emerald City   V0 4 PG13     Boulder, 20'   The West Rim : Emerald City
Line Dance   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   The Dance Floor : Swing Dance Boulder
Hueco Shuffle    V1 5     Boulder, 13'   The Dance Floor : Hueco Boulder
All Seeing Eye of the Great Architect of the Universe   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   The Beach : Conspiracy Boulder
Roof Jugs   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   The West Rim : Roof Jugs
March Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   Shangri-La : March Boulder
Tri-Nitro-Toulumne   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 20'   The West Rim : Emerald City
Feel's like a Virgin   V3-4 6A+ R     Boulder, 16'   Shangri-La : Boulder Cluster
Illuminatrix   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 13'   The Beach : Conspiracy Boulder
Paul Rocks   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   The Beach : Paul's Rock
Humpin' the Walrus   V4 6B     Boulder   The Dance Floor : Walrus Boulder
The Outcast (aka Don's Dyno)   V5 6C     Boulder, 8'   The Beach : Dyno Boulder
Dancing Queen (aka The Cube)   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Shangri-La : Abba Boulder (aka The Cube)
Red Spark   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 12'   The Beach : Blue Flame Boulder
Power Windows   V6- 7A     Boulder, 15'   The Alcove : Dead Tree Boulder
Poorman's Darkhorse (aka Dances with Trees)   V6 7A     Boulder, 13'   The Dance Floor : Bitch Slap Boulder
Blue Flame   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   The Beach : Blue Flame Boulder
Swing Dance   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   The Dance Floor : Swing Dance Boulder
Steep Sharma Arete   V9-10 7C+     Boulder, 12'   The Beach : Sharma Boulder
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Featured Route For Shangri-La Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: Left foot toe hook was the key beta for me

Dancing Queen (aka The Cube) V5 6C  CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Abba Boulder (aka The Cube)
Sit start at a low flake, up holds on the arete to the sloping lip which is traversed slightly left before rocking over. The problem can be finished directly via a wicked mantle (V9) if the regular way isn't enough....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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