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Shelbyville Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.47005, -109.60525 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: toddgordon on May 26, 2007
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Shelbyville. Kane Springs, Moab. Photo; Todd Go...

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


This climb is about 11 miles up Kane Springs Road, and on the right. It is easy to see, find, and you can drive right up to the formation. It is not a "tower" , but a large clump of rocks; does have a summit.

Getting There 

11 miles up Kane Springs Road.

Climbing Season

For the Kane Springs Canyon area.

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: On the summit. Fran Bagenal photo

Putterman Drops the Soap 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1+  UT : Moab Area : ... : Shelbyville
p1. Start with three pitons to gain the obvious splitter. All clean aid above here. This crack becomes a left-facing flare 70 feet higher (strenuous, even just aiding) which dumps you out onto a slab; scuttle up ten feet then left to a ledge and belay (#6 Camalot) in right-facing corner (A1+, 5.7, 110').p2. Up the easy groove above the belay to a ledge under car-size triangular roof. Up the right side, continue up wide crack/flare above (5.9) till it ends. Wander up and left to s...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Shelbyville Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: from Kane Creek rd.
from Kane Creek rd.
Rock Climbing Photo: A sunny day in Kane Creek. Shelbyville
A sunny day in Kane Creek. Shelbyville

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By jakobi
From: moab, utah
Sep 14, 2011
A friend and I free climbed up a sandy chimney on the southern aspect of Shelbyville a couple of years back. We weren't sure where the route started and we had been drinking Wild Turkey all day so there's no telling at what grade it went at but I'd guess 5.9 tops. We topped out the first pitch at some fixed anchors and finished per the original route, so it's not necessary to aid to reach this summit.
By Bondo
Jul 24, 2012
This is an awesome little climb if you dont mind it a little ruff and dirty. I had a great time if you wanted you could hit of the cam burns tower that is right acrossed the road and make a day of it.

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