Type: Trad, 35 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Kyle Wills on Feb 10, 2011
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Intial tricky move off the deck ( direct 5.9 ) that really makes the route worth doing, with interesting climbing to the anchors.

Combine with Gandalf for great intro to Mission gorge climbing with both face and crack.


Walk right prior to reaching Shadowfax. There are two formations under Shelobs Lair, Both Gandalf and Radagast are prominent on the rightmost.


Mixed lead, 1 bolt. 2 Bolt anchor.


Josh Cameron
Josh Cameron   California
Good beginner lead. To keep the start at 5.6, move in from the right. Aug 31, 2011
Jason Kim
Encinitas, CA
Jason Kim   Encinitas, CA
Direct start is challenging and ups the ante to 5.9 (one move off the ground). Mar 31, 2013
San Diego, CA
steverett   San Diego, CA
Does anyone know what the route/variation immediately left is? We started up the dihedral, then threw out left towards a bolt. Felt like 10a. Jun 29, 2016
Safty Third
San Diego, CA
Safty Third   San Diego, CA
The face climbing on the upper portion is really fun. It's really easy, but it's just really good movement to gain the top.

I agree that the direct opening move is probably 5.8. Pretty committing off the deck, especially if you are going for the lead. Oct 23, 2016