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Shey Rock 


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Elevation: 11,000'
Location: 34.08911, 77.62125 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrator: Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Jeremy Higle on Apr 15, 2011
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A fun little slab climb at the base of the main cl...

Description 

This is the best near Leh, Ladakh. We initially found it and used it to train some local guides in basic rock climbing. It turned out to be so fun that we went back out there several times. The obvious white numbers were painted by the army who from time to time uses it for training. Don't climb directly on top of the Buddhist graffiti. There are some decent top ropes and lots of multi-pitch trad lines. UPDATE 2013 we now have 20 bolted sport routes with more to come.


Getting There 

Get a taxi and go to Shey. It is about a 20 minute ride. You will drive about a 400 meters past the crag to find a bridge that crosses the small creek and then you can turn back to the left and drive all the way to the base of the climbing. Day trips are guided by Suhail and Jumyung from their bouldering café GraviT.


Climbing Season


18 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',7],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['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 Shey Rock:
Hiram Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 62'   
Taley   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Shey Rock
This pic is on the second pitch of the FA.  The line goes straight up to the small shadowed dihedral above and slightly to the right of me.  The first two pitches are 5.6-7.  Third is an awkward 5.9 zig zag to a belay under the roof at the base of the dihedral.  Don't forget you are at nearly 12,000 feet and will get tired fast if you haven't aclimatized.

Shey Direct 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2 PG13  Asia : India : Shey Rock
UPDATE 2013 - Anchors and run-outs are now bolted to make it tourist friendly. This line was the most obvious crack system up the middle of the face. No bolts at all on this ground up trad line. The climbing gets harder with each pitch. The crux is the last pitch which pulls over a 5 foot roof. The belay is bomber cams but I had to hammer a couple of pins to pull the roof. It may be 5.11 range but there is no clean pro for the first 25 feet and a fall would be directly on the belay anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Layout of the three general areas of Shey. 1. Lower Shey Area 2. Thali Platform Area 3. Snow Leopard Area.
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