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Center El Shinto

5.12a/b, Sport, 70 ft,  Avg: 3.8 from 148 votes
FA: Wendling
Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > French Cattle R… > Sector Shinto

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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Sasha, awash in a sea of limestone.
[Hide Photo] Sasha, awash in a sea of limestone.
Mike Banuelos on Center El Shinto
[Hide Photo] Mike Banuelos on Center El Shinto
Erica on the easier opening bit
[Hide Photo] Erica on the easier opening bit
Chalking up on Center Shinto
[Hide Photo] Chalking up on Center Shinto
Looking down from anchors.
[Hide Photo] Looking down from anchors.
AMAZING blue streak ... CENTER EL SHINTO, Ten SLEEP, WY
[Hide Photo] AMAZING blue streak ... CENTER EL SHINTO, Ten SLEEP, WY
From an onsight attempt on Center El Shinto. Photo by Meg O'Neill
[Hide Photo] From an onsight attempt on Center El Shinto. Photo by Meg O'Neill

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Adam Peters
Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] Gorgeous Stone! A complete 4 star route for shinto! Aug 23, 2008
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
  5.12a
[Hide Comment] Pretty darn sustained with a definite crux. 12 bolts + 2 for anchors. Sep 10, 2012
drewhouser
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] I agree with adampeters... Jul 29, 2015
brat .
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] Quite a few spinner on that route... Jul 15, 2018
Zane Winter
Kansas City, MO
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] 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