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Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aunt Fannie T,TR 
Basic Training T 
Bologna Pony S 
Buster Bronco T,TR 
Copperhead T 
Desperate Indulgence  T,S 
Fat Ankles S 
Hilti Dust S 
Jump Chump S 
Mystery Route S 
Neophyte Flight T 
Petty Theft S 
Spiny Trouble S 
Temple, The T 
Toddler S,TR 
Trimmed Bush T 
Unknown Leon S 
Win, Lose, or Draw S 
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Short Cliffs  


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Submitted By: R Squared on Nov 12, 2007
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Park in dam parking lot and hike the trail to the cliff line.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',7],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['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 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'   
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By R.Walters
Jul 25, 2011
Left a couple Petzl Spirit draws up here by accident last week. If you found them and are willing to return them, I will buy you a six pack.