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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
Little Rauch That Could S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
MD Route S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Meat Grinder T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rauch Factor T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Short Straw T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Eric Schnepel on May 12, 2011
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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This is an awesome route to climb. It ascends two parallel cracks up a slightly overhanging face. Liebacks, positive edges, and even a jam or two will get you to the top. Fairly sustained, but manageable, this route is very featured and facilitates many possible sequences. The crux is protected with a bomb Number 3 C4 or equivalent in the obvious gap between the 4th and 5th bolts. I have heard, however, that the crux fall is long but clean if the cam is not placed.


Directly left of the MD route


8 bolts and a blue C4 or equivalent


Micah Klesick
Kalamazoo, MI
Micah Klesick   Kalamazoo, MI  
Good route. Once you have the sequence down it's not to hard. Aug 5, 2014
Daniel Bookless
Portland, OR
Daniel Bookless   Portland, OR
The sequence is stellar! it's also fun cause you have the option of place a #4 or running it out. Also crack climbing skills come in handy (you'll see) Apr 30, 2016
Micah Klesick
Kalamazoo, MI
Micah Klesick   Kalamazoo, MI  
#3, (3"). I doubt a #4 fits...? May 1, 2016
Portland, Or
Louie   Portland, Or
Red BD #1 fit and held my first two attempts! Jun 13, 2016
Kevin Shoemaker
Vancouver, WA
Kevin Shoemaker   Vancouver, WA
I don't see room for a #4 lol #3 c4 is perfect could also use a 2 or 1 if you don't have a 3. awesome route get on it Aug 22, 2018

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