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Bat Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain Trips aka Black Diamond S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shield Traverse T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Something on the Shield T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Suzy Creamcheese T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, Sport, 110 ft
FA: Rusk, Waggoner, Paul?
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Shared By: Dustin B on Dec 28, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is excellent slab climbing. Technical slab climbing leads to a seam. When the seam ends, another section of friction climbing leads to the anchor station under the roof.


This is near the right side of the shield on black rock. This route is the 2nd line with bolts from the right side.


QDs and some small gear for the seam, bolted anchors. A 60m will not lower you all the way to the ground. Bring 2 ropes or do some downclimbing.


Randall Judycki
Austin, Texas
Randall Judycki   Austin, Texas
Climbed this 2014 and have to say the top part just before the anchors is quit hard. Very thin face, I think holds have broken. Bring your A game for this one, it doesn't give up!! Loved the route. May 30, 2016
matt j hartman
Leavenworth WA
matt j hartman   Leavenworth WA
That FA could be Micheal Paul. Dec 25, 2009
Bryan Gilmore
New England
Bryan Gilmore   New England
I imagine that the FA belongs to Kevin Rusk an Doug Waggoner, but I'm not sure. The two of them along with Greg Dennis did most of the developing up there. Apr 2, 2009