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Elevation: 502 ft
GPS: 37.62644, -89.20137
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Shared By: Drew McWilson on Nov 27, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Aaron Mc, Dave Hug, Kevin Sierzega
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Extremely featured great quality sandstone. A truly unique climbing experience. This is the home of progressive climbing in Illinois. Come climb these historic routes and share in these classic test pieces.

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[[Illinois Climbers Association]] ilclimbers.org
Founded in 2002. The Illinois Climbers Association is a charitable organization representing the climbers of Illinois. We are dedicated to preserving climbing and bouldering access in Illinois through education, conservation, and cooperation.

Mission

The Illinois Climbers Association is a 501(c)3 charitable organization created to:

  1. Promote and support conservation and preservation of both rock climbing and bouldering areas, and their respective natural resources in Illinois
  2. Encourage optimal recreational use of Illinois outdoor climbing resources through land stewardship education and by facilitating cooperation between climbers, private land owners, and public land managers
  3. Encourage and promote the development of policies and practices that will preserve climbing and bouldering areas in Illinois

HELP THE ICA RETRO-BOLT GIANT CITY! 
**PLEASE DONATE**
Click HERE to donate towards the Illinois Climber Association's retro-bolting cause. The ICA has been instrumental in conserving access to the climbing at GIANT CITY. If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to contact them.

Guidebook

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The best guide for Giant City S.P. currently is Eric Ulner's book Vertical Heartland. His guide covers the main climbing routes of the park and primarily focuses on the classics of Shelter 1. Pick up your copy today at Shawnee Trails located in Carbondale Illinois.

53 Total Climbs

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Location: A. Shelter 1 Bluff Change
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Classic Climbing Routes at Shelter 1 Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 5
Hot Toddy
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Tempura Tour "Classic"
Trad 6 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Makanda Layback
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Shake And Bake Direct
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 15
Open Book Direct
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 35
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Poison Ivy Center
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Graves
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
The Idiot
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 5
Dead Dog
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 11
Walking Gunslinger
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Dim View
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 11
Crackpot
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 10
Shotgun
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 6
City Limits
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hot Toddy
 5
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Tempura Tour "Classic"
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Makanda Layback
 31
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Shake And Bake Direct
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Open Book Direct
 15
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
 35
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Poison Ivy Center
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Graves
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Idiot
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dead Dog
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad
Walking Gunslinger
 11
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Dim View
 9
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Crackpot
 11
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Shotgun
 10
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
City Limits
 6
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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