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Routes in Shannon Falls Wall

Cardhu Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Charlotte's Ride to the Sky T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Chewbacca T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dirty Dicky T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jump to Light Speed T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Klahanie Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Local Boys Do Good T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
No bolts TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Skywalker T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Split Decision T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Urine too Deep T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, Sport, 350 ft, 3 pitches
FA: P1: Smith & Turley - 1982P2 & 3: Atkinson, Hart, & Austrom - 1984
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Feb 11, 2007
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn

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Local Boys Do Good is an excellent slab climb up a relatively featured swath of rock. Begin ten feet left of the obvious Klahanie Crack.

P1: Ascend the dike past several bolts before stepping left to a hanging belay. 5.10b.

P2: Negotiate a well-bolted, steep bulge (crux), then continue up easier climbing to another hanging belay. 5.11a.

P3: Climb up the easier and slightly less-travelled slab to a final anchor. Two bolts, 5.10a PG13.

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Peter Spindloe
North Vancouver, BC
Peter Spindloe   North Vancouver, BC
This is a great climb, but not to be mistaken for a sport climb despite the gear list. The first pitch is often done on its own, and as such it's probably a 10b sport climb with bigger gaps between bolts than usual, but it's a shame to miss the rest. The remaining two pitches are considerably more runout, although the crux on P2 is well protected.

I believe there was a photo of this climb one edition of one of John Long's books and the caption referenced it as an example of runout climbing. Can anyone confirm that and clarify where I saw this? Apr 30, 2007
There is a photo of "Local Boys" in John Long's Sport Climbing 3rd edition. It is featured in the slab climbing chapter within the Harrowing Runout section.

I love this climb and have led the first and second pitches several times but the third runout pitch only once. (But the memory will last a life time!)

By the way, the 3rd pitch is protected by a single bolt. The second bolt (if I remember correctly) is off the belay to prevent a fall directly onto the belay. Sep 11, 2007
Monica Jones
Bishop, CA
Monica Jones   Bishop, CA
Awesome route. I had a really hard time getting off the ground though! My boyfriend led the first pitch and then I took off on lead for the second and third pitch. I linked these since it required so little gear and because once I got started, I was so in the zone that I wanted to push it for the top. Felt like a gecko scaling a blank wall! So cool. A must do. Jul 21, 2010
Greg Gavin
Greg Gavin   SLC, UT
If you're looking to simply climb the first pitch the crux is just getting to the first bolt. After you've gotten to the two nubs 8ft up the remaining is in the low 10 grade. Aug 12, 2013
Matt Hoffmann
  5.11a PG13
Matt Hoffmann   Squamish
  5.11a PG13
Finally managed to get on this route. Bold and fun.

P1 - Hard getting to the first bolt, slid down the rock a couple of times doing that. After the first bolt it eases off, though there are some places you don't want to fall
P2 - Fun slab climbing! Bolted well enough and pretty enjoyable.
P3 - I'd recommend linking P2 and P3. It's not like you are going to run out of gear! Reduces the fall factor and the difficulty of P3 lies right off the belay. Once you get halfway to the first bolt the climbing gets easier and easier. That being said... Don't fall.

Descent - We managed to rappel from the top straight to the ground with 2x 70m ropes. Speedy!

Really happy to have led this route and even happier I did not fall in certain spots. Pretty great as a slab climb, though I'll probably never do it again. Jun 17, 2015
Fan Zhang
Washington, DC
Fan Zhang   Washington, DC
I'm not a very bold or good climber, and only did the first pitch, so take this observation for what it's worth. But on pitch 1, I found the traverse left from the 3rd bolt to the 4th bolt to be run out and scary. One of my climbing partners took a bad fall half way across this traverse and tweaked her ankle. Have others experienced or heard of similar bad falls at this spot, or have beta for getting past it? Aug 17, 2016

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