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Routes in The Shadows

A Walk in the Light S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bird, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Double Slit Experiment T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ecliptic T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Finger, The T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gray Pilgrim T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Made in the Shade T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Shadow Boxing T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Shadow of Doubt T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Shadowfax T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Solar Eclipse S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Steel Gray T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Twilight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Umbra T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
When Darkness Falls TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Zenith T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description

A 200' cliff perched high above the canyon floor, this wall holds a surprising number of great climbs. Facing NW, this cliff is hidden from the sun most of the day, and as such makes a great place to go during the summer. The approach is long and difficult, but great rock awaits those who endure the trek!

L->R:
A. Twilight, 7, 1p, 60', gear.
B. Gray Pilgrim, 9+, 1p, 80', gear.

Getting There

6 miles up CO Hwy 7 is a pullout on the left, park here. Cross the river and walk uphill, staying to the South of Bullshit Rock, the obvious formation opposite the parking area. Find the path of least resistance, and trend up and left through dense brush and large boulders. Near the top of the hill lies the Wailing Wall. Trend directly left from the wall to arrive at The Shadows. Expect an approach of 45-60 minutes, complete with dense brush, poison ivy, and loose rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Shadows

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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The Finger
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Ecliptic
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The Finger
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Ecliptic
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
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The approach was arduous but worth the hike for some high quality rock. Saw what I thought was big cat scat on the way down. Wild place. Jul 28, 2018
The climbs on this crag are not worth the time and effort of the approach. Really crappy hillside. The climbs are on ledges that are unpleasant to access and travel from climb to climb on. Sep 10, 2018

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