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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: Trad, 90 ft
FA: John Stewart
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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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Right on the arete next to the MD Route. This is probably one of the super classics of the area. The climb starts in a corner, busts out to an arete and then continues up the sweet face. The moves up top are really fun; make you wish it would go forever.


On the arete next to the MD Route.


Mostly bolts. You definitely need to bring some gear. Gear from 0.5 to 1 camalot should be enough. I did not place any, but there are some good nut placements as well.


Topher Dabrowski
Topher Dabrowski  
Great Ozone endurance route.
BD 0.2-0.75 cams and QDs Sep 10, 2015
Thanks for all the work yesterday on this route John. I think this route is solid 10.d. It is harder than any other 10.b or 10.c at the zone imo. Awesome route. Jul 13, 2015
George Zack
Orting, WA
George Zack   Orting, WA
I placed two large nuts shortly above the arete, and a finger-sized nut above the little stump. Very solid placements. Jun 16, 2015
Ian G.
Ian G.   PDX, OR
Thanks, I fixed it. A very good route! May 4, 2010
Kevin's last name is Rauch, and this John Stewart (FA-ist) route was a classic from the get-go. Apr 20, 2010