Elevation: 7,003 ft
GPS: 42.74, -108.819 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nathan D Johnson on Aug 14, 2016 with improvements by The Morse-Bradys
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Description

Shady Side is on located on the south side of Sinks Canyon. As the name implies, this crag sees mostly shade all day long. It's a nice place for moderates in the summer. There's harder stuff too.

There are 4 main crags at Shady Side: The School, Porter's Prow, and Heavy Metal Rock Band, Aspen Grade.

The School is the easiest area and sees heavy traffic and is a great place to set up top ropes for kids.

Porter's Prow has a few 11's.

Heavy Metal Rock Band has a range of climb from 10's to 12's.

Aspen Grade the big wall long climbs

Getting There

Park at the Popo Agie campground. Take the swinging bridge across the river. After the bridge, take the trail straight ahead. Hike up the nature trail. At the next trail intersection, split left or right depending on which crag you wish to visit.

55 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Shady Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
True Sailing is Dead
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Banish Misfortune
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Surround Sound
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Ice Cream for Crow
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Imaginary Fans
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Dimebag Darrell
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Recess Time
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Ice Cream
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
Spinal Tap
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Vertical Smile AKA The Grand Adv…
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Goodnight Gorilla
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Animal Sounds
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Night Goat
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Hot for Teacher
Sport 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Goodnight Moon
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
True Sailing is Dead Aspen Grade Wall
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Banish Misfortune School
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Surround Sound Heavy Metal Rock Band
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Ice Cream for Crow Aspen Grade Wall
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Imaginary Fans School
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dimebag Darrell Heavy Metal Rock Band
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Recess Time School
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ice Cream School
 4
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Spinal Tap Heavy Metal Rock Band
 19
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Vertical Smile AKA The Gran… School
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Goodnight Gorilla Heavy Metal Rock Band
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Animal Sounds Heavy Metal Rock Band
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Night Goat Heavy Metal Rock Band
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Hot for Teacher School
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Goodnight Moon Heavy Metal Rock Band
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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