Elevation: 10,200 ft
GPS: 37.78, -111.902 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Roy Suggett on May 17, 2018 with updates from Kezzie Shuster
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

This crag is now the most northerly of the Jungle's areas. Though less than four miles from the Lower Jungle parking spot, it does drive slow. The approach is an easy 10 minute walk and oh so worth your efforts! These are not only the tallest walls in the Jungle but are composed of the best rock as of yet found in the area. There are numerous multi-pitch possibilities in both trad and sport settings.  Far right and east at the short end of the cliff line there is also some excellent bouldering to be found. All that being said, the cracks here are exceptionally good. The entire cliff band faces mostly south and would, with its dark red patina-ed rock, warm rapidly. There are however, large Aspens at the base of the walls providing shade for belayers, dogs, and gear. The views from the trees look out over amazing scenery and will be often photographed. I expect some rapid development here due to the quality and quantity of potential routes.

Getting There

Set your odometer at the Lower Jungles parking area. Drive up and north for just a tad over 3 miles. Here there is a left turn into a very large meadow. Take the gravel double track left and west until you reach a a short rail fence. Follow a right split around the north end of this fence and then follow the double track that hugs the interface between forest and meadow. Avoid access issues by NOT driving on meadow habitat! On your right, a meadow drainage will begin to develop, when the road meets said drainage, and you see an awesome camp site with a ring, stumps and level tent spots, park. From the main road to your parking spot is about 0.7 miles.

Then hike following cairns and a "cut" trail left of the rocky drainage until the trail cuts down at a dead fall and into a dry stream and west to a cairn on the right bank where an obvious trail leads into the trees. You will soon emerge on a flat and stable talus field.  Prior to crossing a "rock bridge" note there are three trails.  Far right gets you to the far right of Shangri La and the shorter walls.  Middle trail leads you to the medium high walls about a 1/3 of the way in on the wall.  Or best option, follow the main trail, well trodden and well cairn-ed trail that leads to the wall about 3/8th of the way in and then go right or left. Follow these cairns marking the trail right or left to your climb. An easy 10 minute hike at best.  See the Jungle cover page for a road map/topo of the area.  Click the map title to get the beta.  There is only "1" route still red tagged here, the other lines (20+,though not all yet published) are good to go and worthy.  (Edit- The damn cows did a number on the trail this summer.  Watch for the right bank cairn to avoid getting lost on a cow trail to water troughs.)

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Sunny Roughly 9am to 3pm during high season
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Details: The base of the crag is mostly in shade from the large aspens in the area.

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