Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tom T on Oct 24, 2007
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas Details
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details


polaris is a long right facing corner system approximately 100 feet right of desert shield. using the beta photo below, it is behind the 'Sh' in Shield.

per Devin Fin - it's a long route 2 ropes #3's #4,s 1#6 an Big Bro's . save some hand pieces for the top.. hope we can shift some picks an post the proper info for Polaris .... cheers DF


From the approach trail, branch left towards scarface. Polaris is the prominent offwidth just right of Desert Shield.


per devin fin - it's a long route 2 ropes #3's #4,s 1#6 an Big Bro's . save some hand pieces for the top..


Boulder, CO
claytown   Boulder, CO
I think Tom's picture might be wrong and that Polaris might be correctly described as right of Desert Shield in the book (see Devin's picture). Slim's beta below and reference to my comment are in regards to the unknown just left of desert shield Oct 31, 2011
i had always thought this was the unnamed 10, and had thought that polaris is a different route to the R of desert shield(?). in any case, this is a fun route that should get done more often.

as clayton mentions, a 70m is the way to go for this route. not sure a 60 would make it all the way to the ground. the downclimb from the ledge wouldn't be impossible, but wouldn't be fun either. Oct 31, 2011
i will try to merge this description in the unnamed route left of desert shield, probably after thanksgiving. Nov 23, 2013
Devin Fin
Devin Fin   DURANGO
thank you Slim ... Nov 23, 2013
ok, i think i finally have polaris squared away. Jan 2, 2014