Elevation: 502 ft
GPS: 37.626, -89.201 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 42,737 total · 329/month
Shared By: Drew McWilson on Nov 27, 2009 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Dave Hug, Aaron Mc
Access Issue: Stick Clipping Is Highly Recommended Details

Description

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.

Resources

[[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

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.

52 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.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 21
The Gully
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 22
Camel's Hump
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Makanda Layback
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Tempura Tour "Classic"
Trad 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Poison Ivy Center
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 8
Open Book Direct
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Graves
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 5
Dead Dog
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
The Idiot
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Walking Gunslinger
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Dim View
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 6
Crackpot
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 3
Shotgun
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 4
City Limits
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Gully
 21
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Camel's Hump
 22
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Makanda Layback
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Tempura Tour "Classic"
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Poison Ivy Center
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Open Book Direct
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Graves
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dead Dog
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad
The Idiot
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Walking Gunslinger
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Dim View
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Crackpot
 6
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Shotgun
 3
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
City Limits
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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