Elevation: 1,902 ft
GPS: 47.431, -121.62 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rad Roberts on Aug 26, 2014
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

Shangri-La has some of the best climbing on the I-90 corridor, with clean, high friction rock reminiscent of the Gun Show, Bob's wall, and the Blackstone wall at Si. The crag has a number of great routes from 5.10 to 5.12. There are two trad lines, a two pitch line, and sport routes from 50 to 100 feet high.

This area is East and South facing, dries quickly after a shower, and can get warm in the middle of summer days. Routes are more sparsely bolted than elsewhere at Exit 38 and grades are more in line with Index. Those who love to climb at the Index Lower Town Wall will enjoy this secluded oasis. Alpine views add to the ambience.

Info, topo, and beta are here: Shangri-La information follows a description of the FA of Blade Runner.

Getting There

The Far Side area of X38 has several East-facing crags in a line: Interstate Park, Eastern Block, Squishy Bell, and Headlight Point. East of these crags is a giant talus field. Shangri-La is on the Eastern and Southern faces of the buttress across this talus field. Cross the talus, aiming for the bottom of the buttress. Follow cairns to the crag. You will pass below the buttress and a giant tree, ascend a short talus section East of the buttress, enter the forest above this talus, and go straight up a hundred feet in the forest. Shangri-La is 15-20 minutes from the trail head, 5 minutes past the crags listed above, and well worth the walk.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Shangri-La

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
History Book
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Hangman
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 6
Guillotine
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Crouching Tiger
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 18
Science Friction
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
Free Radical
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Hidden Dragon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Hypertension
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Skullduggery
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Blade Runner
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
History Book
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Hangman
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Guillotine
 6
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Crouching Tiger
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Science Friction
 18
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Free Radical
 22
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hidden Dragon
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Hypertension
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Skullduggery
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Blade Runner
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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