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A. Shelter 1 Bluff

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Bulge, The TR 
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 
Full Moon Foot Dance 
George's Direct T 
Georges Nose T,TR 
Graves T,TR 
Gully, The TR 
Hip Pocket TR 
Jill's T,TR 
Joe's Variation 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 
Tempura Tour Complete T 
Thackery's Wackery 

A. Shelter 1 Bluff Rock Climbing 

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The beautiful Shelter 1 Bluff in mid fall



Getting There 

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


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

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in A. Shelter 1 Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for A. Shelter 1 Bluff:
Drunkards Crack   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch   
Easy Crack   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad   
The Gully   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     TR   
Chimney   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad   
Camel's Hump   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For A. Shelter 1 Bluff
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta

Makanda Layback 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c IL : Giant City State Park : A. Shelter 1 Bluff
Pull on small jugs to enter the gully crack, layback to the right and pull moves to eventually reach up left to nice horizontal edges, from there proceed to climb to the safety bolt "place a nut in the crack to the right to beef up the anchor point", then continue to the top through a rather blank section eventually meeting the last face, angle up and left eventually toping out and reaching the anchor. Fairly Committing Lead......[more]   Browse More Classics in IL

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Rock Climbing Photo: Classic Giant City Routes
BETA PHOTO: Classic Giant City Routes
Rock Climbing Photo: Annual SIUC Climbing Club outing to Shelter 1
Annual SIUC Climbing Club outing to Shelter 1
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave: here are the routes as I recall them
BETA PHOTO: Dave: here are the routes as I recall them
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave: here are the routes as I recall them
Dave: here are the routes as I recall them
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave: here are the routes as I recall them
BETA PHOTO: Dave: here are the routes as I recall them

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