Type: Trad, Alpine, 900 ft (273 m), Grade III
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Steven VanSickle on Aug 30, 2008
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

The Approach is the crux for sure. The rock is good enough if your cautious. The route is an excellent solo, just make sure your damn solid at the 5.3 grade! Bringing a rope on this route would be a lot more work than its worth. Its 85% 4th class then a bit of 5.3 at the top that is really fun.

Location

The route is the NW Ridge of the Shield. Follow the Crest Trail north, until you see the "10 K Trail" post mark. In this clearing go to the edge of the limestone band, and start descending the gully. There are some game trails but for the most part you`ll be suffering in the brush. The prominent ridge line on your left is the route. There is a well defined trail on the ridge line that takes you up the route.

Protection

No fixed gear

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