The beautiful Shelter 1 Bluff in mid fall
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.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
31 Total Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Shelter 1 Bluff
Makanda Layback 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Giant City State Park
: 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