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The name says it all. Some of the shortest cliffs at the Black Cliffs are located in this area. There are plenty of hard routes to be had though. The classic Bologna Pony is located here along with a good first time leading route called Toddler.
Park in dam parking lot and hike the trail to the cliff line.
18 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Short Cliffs:
Buster Bronco 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 40'
Aunt Fannie 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Copperhead 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Trimmed Bush 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 40'
Unknown Leon 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Bologna Pony 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 40'
Featured Route For Short Cliffs
Unknown Leon 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c ID : Black Cliffs : Short Cliffs
The route starts with fun moves up the wide finger crack and arete. After clipping the second bolt, the crux moves go up and right from the end of the crack. If you figure out the crux don't let up, as there are several delicate slab moves that must still be overcome to gain the anchors. A very engaging climb!The chimney to the right of the arete is off....[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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