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A. Shelter 1 Bluff

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A. 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

32 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',0],['5.8',7],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',7],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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   
Chimney   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad   
The Gully   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     TR   
Camel's Hump   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
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