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Shangri-La Valley

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Shangri-La Valley  


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Elevation: 8,400'
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 13, 2009
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Description 

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.

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Weather station 4.9 miles from here

134 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',52],['1 Star',44],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',37],['V2-3',51],['V4-5',23],['V6-7',17],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
Waltz   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   The Dance Floor : Bitch Slap Boulder
Line Dance   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   The Dance Floor : Swing Dance Boulder
Hueco Shuffle    V1 5     Boulder, 13'   The Dance Floor : Hueco Boulder
March Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 16'   Shangri-La : March Boulder
All Seeing Eye of the Great Architect of the Universe   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   The Beach : Conspiracy Boulder
Feel's like a Virgin   V3-4 6A+ R     Boulder, 16'   Shangri-La : Boulder Cluster
Obe Problem Direct   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   The Beach : Obe Boulder
Paul Rocks   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   The Beach : Paul's Rock
Humpin' the Walrus   V4 6B     Boulder   The Dance Floor : Walrus Boulder
Illuminatrix   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 13'   The Beach : Conspiracy Boulder
Dancing Queen (aka The Cube)   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Shangri-La : Abba Boulder (aka The Cube)
Tri-Nitro-Toulumne   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 20'   The West Rim : Emerald City
The Outcast (aka Don's Dyno)   V5 6C     Boulder, 8'   The Beach : Dyno Boulder
Poorman's Darkhorse (aka Dances with Trees)   V6 7A     Boulder, 13'   The Dance Floor : Bitch Slap Boulder
Power Windows   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   The Alcove : Dead Tree Boulder
Over the Boardwalk   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'    Boardwalk Boulder : Boardwalk Boulder - NW Fac...
Swing Dance   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   The Dance Floor : Swing Dance Boulder
Blue Flame   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   The Beach : Blue Flame Boulder
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A solitary pine in the Shangri-La Valley, Tramway
A solitary pine in the Shangri-La Valley, Tramway

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