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Shelter 1 Bluff

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Camel's Hump T,TR 
Chimney T 
City Limits T,TR 
Crackpot T,TR 
Dead Dog T,TR 
Devils Backbone T,S 
Dim View T 
Double Barrel T,TR 
Drunkards Crack T 
Easy Crack T 
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test T,TR 
George's Direct T 
Georges Nose T,TR 
Graves T,TR 
Gully, The TR 
Jill's T,TR 
Makanda Layback T,S 
Open Book  T,TR 
Open Book Direct T,TR 
Poison Ivy Center T 
Poison Ivy Right T 
Rappellers' Demise T,TR 
Return to Forever "Classic" 
Shotgun T,TR 
Standing On Air T,TR 
Tempura Tour T 
Thackery's Wackery 

Shelter 1 Bluff  


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The beautiful Shelter 1 Bluff in mid fall

Description 

sandstone

Getting There 

just in the park gate. the first big cliff that you see with the shelter.

Guidebook 

The best guide for Giant City S.P. currently is Eric Ulner's book Vertical Heartland. His guide covers the main climbing routes of the park and primarily focuses on the classics of Shelter 1. Pick up your copy today at Shawnee Trails located in Carbondale Illinois.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

27 Total Routes

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