Avg: 1.7 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, Grade II|
|FA:||Charlie Ehlert, Philip Ritterbush, Charles and Prentiss Sawyer, 1957|
|Page Views:||1,299 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||paco on Jul 31, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe only reason I'm giving The Shaft a star and the only reason for climbing it is because of the access it provides to McHenry's NE Ridge. Although, despite a few large loose blocks, The Shaft does have some nice rock and better views on the way up.
The Shaft is the furthest left (SW) route on Arrowhead. Approach the same way you would for other Arrowhead routes, but continue past all the routes until youre underneath the lowest point of the ridge connecting Arrowhead and Mchenry's.
Traverse up right on grassy ledges, and make a nice traverse on good rock to a right-leaning ramp. From there, follow the crack system to the top taking a left at the final short headwall.
The view from here is super cool so soak it up before continuing up McHenry's NE Ridge.
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