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Routes in Heavy Metal Rock Band

Amp that Goes to 11, The S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Animal Sounds S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dennis and Jacques' Excellent Adventure S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Georges Last Stand S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Goodnight Gorilla S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Goodnight Moon S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Promenaide S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Seersucker Sex Toys S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Spinal Tap S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Surround Sound S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
War Pigs S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
When the Levee Breaks S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Description

The Heavy Metal Rock Band is the rightmost developed crag (as of 2017) on the Shady Side. This cliff band take nearly 10 minutes to traverse with about 20 routes clustered in groups of 4 or 5. West facing with AM shade under a nice canopy of trees. It is a mix to flawless pocketed Bighorn Dolomite and scabby mud rock. Climbing ranges from 5.7 to unfinished projects with the bulk of the climbing in the 11 to 12 range. There are several Sinks classics to be had at this wall.

Getting There

To get to the Heavy Metal Rock Band Park at the lower campground/Nature Trail/yurt parking (AKA Swinging Bridge). Cross the swinging bridge take the nature trail counter-clockwise past 2 informational placards to a T intersection indicating nature trail left, go right at this T intersection. Continue on trail to fence. Cross the fence and follow trails uphill to the first significant trail going left (the Catalyst trail) through 2 house sized boulders 100 feet from this juncture, this trail is manicured for bicycling with berms, jumps, and the like. climb until the cliff band is reached, go right along cliff the bolts start appearing in about 150 feet starting with a bolted seam (Go Dog Go 11b). Expect about a 25-30 minute approach. Good quality trail the entire way up.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Heavy Metal Rock Band

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
Surround Sound
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Spinal Tap
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Goodnight Gorilla
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 7
The Amp that Goes to 11
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Goodnight Moon
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Surround Sound
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Spinal Tap
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Goodnight Gorilla
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Amp that Goes to 11
 7
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Goodnight Moon
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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