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L to R R to L Alpha
9 TR 
2ABC S,TR 
Baby Thali TR 
Broken Foot S,TR 
E.T. B.T.  S,TR 
Fire, The S,TR 
Frying Pan, The S,TR 
Hiram Crack S,TR 
Julley S,TR 
Leh'd Back S 
Little Chimney  S,TR 
Push, Pull, Pray S,TR 
Raisin and the Ant T 
Shey Direct T 
Snap, Crackle, Pop Left S,TR 
Snap, Crackle, Pop Right S,TR 
Taley S 
Upside Down Backwards 5 S,TR 
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Shey Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 11,000'
Location: 34.08911, 77.62125 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
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



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Shey Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shey Rock:
Taley   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hiram Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 62'   
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Featured Route For Shey Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: A basic picture of the bolt specs and route.

Hiram Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Asia : India : Shey Rock
It’s a sin to bolt cracks like this one, hence the name “Haram Crack”, Arabic for “sin”. The crux is getting up into the crack at the second bolt, it takes using the right side cling while jamming the left hand and foot into the crack then laying back to get the right side of your body in. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Layout of the three general areas of Shey. 1. Lowe...
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