Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Wendling
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Sep 7, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Description

One of the best near vert lines around. Fun climbing through the first half leads to increasing difficulties. A tricky technical crux at 2/3 height leads to more thin climbing to the anchors. Stellar rock.

Location

Located in the center of the wall. Starts with a bit of a seam just left of Wyoming Flower Child. A variation (R El Shinto) exits at the 4th bolt to WFChild.

Protection

10+? bolts to anchors.

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Adam Peters
Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.12b
Adam Peters   Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.12b
Gorgeous Stone! A complete 4 star route for shinto! Aug 23, 2008
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
  5.12a
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
  5.12a
Pretty darn sustained with a definite crux. 12 bolts + 2 for anchors. Sep 10, 2012
drewhouser
  5.12b
drewhouser  
  5.12b
I agree with adampeters... Jul 29, 2015
brat .
Salt Lake City, UT
brat .   Salt Lake City, UT
The bolts are pretty far to the right of the path of least resistance (the chalked holds). I took the swinging fall at the crux, caught my feet on the slab below, and flipped upside down. Wear a helmet for this one. Jul 29, 2017
The climb goes up the blue streak. Slightly contrived because there are big holds out sideways in both directions, but the direct line is the best and feels great, didn't feel any easier than 12b. Sep 10, 2017
Franck Vee
  5.12b
Franck Vee  
  5.12b
Quite a few spinner on that route... Jul 15, 2018
Zane Winter
Kansas City, MO
  5.12b
Zane Winter   Kansas City, MO
  5.12b
12b/c seems to be the grade if you stick with the blue streak, a/b seems to come from hitting the jugs in the tan rock to the left.

I'll throw out there that whatever the grade, the climbing straight up is excellent, and going out left seems to detract from the overall quality. Sure, it may be a bit contrived to some, but that felt like the natural line. Aug 20, 2018