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Routes in (6) Shield Wall

Back in the Saddle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chainmail S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
High Plains Drifter S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
MD Route S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Meat Grinder T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rauch Factor T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Short Straw T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Mark D
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Shared By: Ian G. on Mar 20, 2010
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

This route is fairly short, with some easy moves right up to the crux. Grab a left hand pinch, fingerlock and handjam. Make a bizarre mantle move and yer pretty much done. This is a good climb to push your limit on, as the fall from the crux is super clean.

Location

This route is sandwiched between Chain Mail and Rauch Factor. Easily distinguishable by the heavily chalked crack.

Protection

Fully bolted. You may want a cam (0.5 camalot) after doing to the crux.

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Daniel Bookless
Portland, OR
  5.11d
Daniel Bookless   Portland, OR
  5.11d
I agree with Micah, If the route is being graded based on the crux alone it should definitely be a 12, if its being averaged out with the easy climbing before and after than its an 11d.
Furthermore, the fall is only clean if you have a really attentive belay, an extra foot of unnecessary slack and your gonna bang the shit our of your knee or shin on the mini roof like I did. Jan 30, 2017
Micah Klesick
Vancouver, WA
 
Micah Klesick   Vancouver, WA  
 
Difficult for the grade IMO, especially considering the crag. It's harder than both the "12a" routes at Ozone. Great fun and a burly crux move. Sep 9, 2015