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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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Description

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

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5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
MPO (Mo's Pissed Off)
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MPO (Mo's Pissed Off) 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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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
creg  
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
Dustin B
Steamboat
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

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