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Routes in Shield of the Titans

Baby Coffin S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bats in the Belfrey T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Blood of a Dead Hero S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Greyface S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
MPO (Mo's Pissed Off) S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Stemming the Sheathe T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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There are a handful of bolted routes (5.9 - 5.10a) that lead to the very top of the rock (about 150'). Midway anchors provide a rap station so you only need one rope. There's a mixed climb on the left (5.9+), along with another climb to the very right (5.8). There's also a 5.11 just to the left of the 5.8, but I can't recall if this is bolted or not. If not, you can climb one of the easier bolted routes and set up a TR from the midway anchors.

Getting There

The Shield of the Titans is the most apparent rock formation in this area. Its also marked by a large black streak running up the middle. There are cairns that mark a well placed trail. Please try to stay on the trail as much as possible as this area recently burned and the vegetation is still recovering.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Shield of the Titans

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
MPO (Mo's Pissed Off)
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
MPO (Mo's Pissed Off)
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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Dustin B
Dustin B   Steamboat
This crag, while sporting a handfull of bolted routes with convienence midway anchors, can still be a bit spooky. The metamorphic rock creates platelike formations layered on the wall. It is beginning to clean up but every spring freeze/thaw creates a new crop of flakes to exfoliate. The Upper half of the climbs see signifigantly less traffic and have a little bit more junk. Wear a lid.

-ed. It should be noted that most of these routes were probably climbed on gear before the bolts were added. May 8, 2009
Climbed there this weekend and got on a route on the very right or east end. Had to climb up a very chossy 15 ft face with one pin to a ledge after the ledge there was a bolt a pin and a pin and bolt next to each other. The first pin was loose, so I removed it. Does anyone know who put the route up and if they would object to rebolting the route? Jun 20, 2012
Dr. Dan
Steamboat Springs, CO
Dr. Dan   Steamboat Springs, CO
The route around the far right side of the shield in the alcove, I believe, was put up by Pete Grove. Have climbed it twice and is a bit manky and mossy but pretty interesting. There is an imposing looking roof, but it is not the crux and climbs ok. The crux is a slabby unprotected move left after the roof. A bunch of cleaning and a few bolts it could be a cool route. There are anchors on top, so could rap and clean. Jul 22, 2017

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