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Routes in Shadow Rock

1st Offense T,S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Battle of the Bulge S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Desperado S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Diamond S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Eat Mo' Possum T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Fat Man S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fields of Fire S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
I Love a Mystery TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Inner Sanctum T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X
Lycra S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Middle Man S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Powerplay T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Pressure Drop S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Shadow S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Shadow Traverse S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Swallow T,S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
THC S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Thin Man S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Three To Get Ready S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Description

Hot and muggy day? Tired of the scene down at Cracked Wall? Up for a little leading? Well, then, head for Shadow Rock. Sunny sometimes, but, as the name suggests, shady many others. Watch out when climbing around noon, the sun will get in your eyes. It's slab central, but you'll find plenty of interesting moves to keep your wits about you.

Getting There

From the main road, head all the way up until you start heading into the wood. Follow the climber trail that forks left. You should go along the meadow, ignore the first turn off, go into some high brush and into some trees and take the trail left. This approach is milder than P Wall, and you should be able to see the wall not too far off the original climber trail.

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Alt. route to Shadow, climb left of bolt line and clip with right hand to make an interesting route. Unless done before, this route goes at 5.9.Please give it a try. May 29, 2017
Sean P. Sullivan
Clovis, Ca
Sean P. Sullivan   Clovis, Ca
Thanks Mickey I got the full scoop today. Regardless of the foolish thing he did, we all need to be very careful up there. We are so lucky to have a place like bishop in our backyard, lets not mess it up Jul 14, 2014
Mickey Sensenbach
San luis obispo CA
Mickey Sensenbach   San luis obispo CA
Shadow wall was never closed... That was a local who did that, it is open and always was open... But if people keep cutting those plants I will soon be closed, spread the word that cutting plants is frowned upon and shall not be practiced at bishop peak. Stay in your garden and cut shit, don't spend hours cutting things EVERYONE likes. Jul 7, 2014
Sean P. Sullivan
Clovis, Ca
Sean P. Sullivan   Clovis, Ca
Does anyone know the status of the wall yet? I was told from someone at slo op that there is no official closure as per the head ranger. Well yellow tape and a huge sign from the city says otherwise so who knows. Jul 6, 2014
Jordan Collins
South Lake Tahoe
Jordan Collins   South Lake Tahoe
WTF idiots Jul 4, 2014
Sean P. Sullivan
Clovis, Ca
Sean P. Sullivan   Clovis, Ca
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Shadow rock has been closed! Due to illegal cutting, trimming and removing of vegetation. I understand that belaying next to poison oak might not be optimal but due to a few peoples actions the wall has been shut down to climbing by the city. That's all I know at this point, I will post more when I know. This is a HUGE bummer and not cool. For the sake of the other areas on the mountain please please please tread lightly, and pack out what you pack in. Jul 3, 2014
Justin Fontecchio
San Luis Obispo, California
Justin Fontecchio   San Luis Obispo, California
right on ryan thank you very much. i hope i didnt upset anyone and im new to the site so i didnt know i could add to it! much appreciated Jan 26, 2014
Ryan Nevius
Estes Park, CO
Ryan Nevius   Estes Park, CO
Justin, here you go: mountainproject.com/scripts… Jan 25, 2014
Justin Fontecchio
San Luis Obispo, California
Justin Fontecchio   San Luis Obispo, California
i left a comment regarding inner sanctum not being posted on mountain project, again i could be missing it somewhere...but i personaly think if its not posted that it should be. from what ive read...and ive only read, so no one attack me here....but that route was important to tobin. it had meaning and i think we should respect that and have it posted. i understand the risk and ive belayed one climber up this route ending in success..i top roped it and aside from its 3 bolts its an amazing climb with amazing history that should be recognized. Jan 25, 2014
Inner Sanctum has not moved!! licheny and scary. Mar 8, 2013
Ivan Jasenovic
Buderim, Queensland
Ivan Jasenovic   Buderim, Queensland
What ever happen to inner sanctum? Jan 13, 2013
Note - updated topo for the left side of Shadow. Two new routes/start variations have been added. No Offense (5.10a) between First Offense & 3 to Get Ready & Middle Man (5.10a) between Fat Man & Thin Man. Jun 3, 2011
I have them soaking in acetone to preserve them. I'll lay them out on top of my old rotting batteries and get them back to you as soon as they are dry. Feb 16, 2011
Those are mine.

Need them back asap. Feb 11, 2011

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