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Shield of the Titans

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Baby Coffin S 
Bats in the Belfrey T,S 
Blood of a Dead Hero S,TR 
Greyface S 
Name Unknown S 
Stemming the Sheathe T 
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Shield of the Titans 


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Location: 40.7867, -106.8091 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: SeanKuus on Aug 30, 2008
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Shield of the Titans.

Description 

There are a handful of bolted routes (5.9 - 5.10a) that lead to the very top of the rock (about 150'). Midway anchors provide a rap station so you only need one rope. There's a mixed climb on the left (5.9+), along with another climb to the very right (5.8). There's also a 5.11 just to the left of the 5.8, but I can't recall if this is bolted or not. If not, you can climb one of the easier bolted routes and set up a TR from the midway anchors.


Getting There 

The Shield of the Titans is the most apparent rock formation in this area. Its also marked by a large black streak running up the middle. There are cairns that mark a well placed trail. Please try to stay on the trail as much as possible as this area recently burned and the vegetation is still recovering.


Climbing Season


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['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 Shield of the Titans:
Stemming the Sheathe   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Blood of a Dead Hero   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
Name Unknown   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Featured Route For Shield of the Titans

Stemming the Sheathe 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : Shield of the Titans
Climbs the corner out a roof on the right side of the face. Protection is ok, there's definitely some funk. Big adventure packed into a single pitch, trad climbing typical of the area....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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1-Bats in the Belfrey, 2-Baby Coffin, 3-Greyface, 4-Blood of a Dead Hero, 5-Name Unknown, 6-Stemming the Sheathe.
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By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
May 8, 2009

This crag, while sporting a handfull of bolted routes with convienence midway anchors, can still be a bit spooky. The metamorphic rock creates platelike formations layered on the wall. It is beginning to clean up but every spring freeze/thaw creates a new crop of flakes to exfoliate. The Upper half of the climbs see signifigantly less traffic and have a little bit more junk. Wear a lid.

-ed. It should be noted that most of these routes were probably climbed on gear before the bolts were added.

By creg
Jun 20, 2012

Climbed there this weekend and got on a route on the very right or east end. Had to climb up a very chossy 15 ft face with one pin to a ledge after the ledge there was a bolt a pin and a pin and bolt next to each other. The first pin was loose, so I removed it. Does anyone know who put the route up and if they would object to rebolting the route?