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Elevation: 3,043 ft
GPS: 43.53993, -116.09204
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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.

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Short Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 11
Bag of Stems
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 31
Aunt Fannie
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Minuteman
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Neophyte Flight
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
The Layback
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Basic Training
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Copperhead
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 28
Trimmed Bush
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 40
Mystery Route
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
The Temple
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Angry Bunnies
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 53
Bologna Pony
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Unknown Leon
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Desperate Indulgence
Trad, Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 9
Petty Theft
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bag of Stems
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Aunt Fannie
 31
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Minuteman
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Neophyte Flight
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Layback
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Basic Training
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Copperhead
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Trimmed Bush
 28
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Mystery Route
 40
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Temple
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Angry Bunnies
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Bologna Pony
 53
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Unknown Leon
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Desperate Indulgence
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Petty Theft
 9
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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