Elevation: 7,192 ft
GPS: 42.735, -108.824 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Hunter R on Jun 23, 2017 with updates from The Morse-Bradys
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg
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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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