Elevation: 6,230 ft
GPS: 32.946, -105.86 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Feb 26, 2007
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

This crag offers tons of shade and generally steeper, shorter, and less sustained routes than the Sunny Side. If you like 'roped bouldering', this is a good place to push your limits on routes where stamina is not required.

The crag is divided into four sections, from left to right (E to W) they are:
1. Shady Side Left,
2. Mid-Town,
3. Far Side Left,
4. Far Side Right.

Generally it needs to be at least 70-75F in Alamogordo for this crag to be comfortable.

Getting There

To approach, walk to the far W (downhill) end of the parking lot, look both ways, hold hands, and cross the road quickly to the S side of the highway. Large trucks often come barreling out of the tunnel, so don't expect anyone to slow down for you.

Once safely accross, surmount a short stone wall and scramble up slick limestone for about 15 feet. Pick up a decent climber's trail on the left, and switchback up the hill for 2 minutes. The trail ends at the far left side of "Shady Side Left", so head right along an exposed, scree covered ledge. The first route encountered is "Pipsqueak".

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Classic Climbing Routes at Shady Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Runaway Truck
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 41
Warm Up
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 34
Bandit
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
El Nino
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
Pillar of Pummel
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 37
Scott
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 23
Abbey
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
The Arete
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 16
Julie
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
George
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 14
Jerk Off
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Mocè
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 10
Rebecca
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 5
Big Bad Love (a.k.a. Bill)
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 3
Mulva de la Doloris
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Runaway Truck Far Side Right
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Warm Up Mid-Town
 41
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Bandit Shady Side Left
 34
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
El Nino Mid-Town
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pillar of Pummel Mid-Town
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Scott Shady Side Left
 37
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Abbey Shady Side Left
 23
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Arete Mid-Town
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Julie Shady Side Left
 16
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
George Shady Side Left
 11
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Jerk Off Shady Side Left
 14
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Mocè Mid-Town
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Rebecca Shady Side Left
 10
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Big Bad Love (a.k.a. Bill) Shady Side Left
 5
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Mulva de la Doloris Shady Side Left
 3
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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