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Left El Shinto

5.12b, Sport,  Avg: 3.8 from 91 votes
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Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > French Cattle R… > Sector Shinto
Access Issue: No New Route Development & Existing Route Impacts. Details

Description

Immediately left of Center El Shinto, following the prominent streak just to the left. Possibly easier than CES because of better rests.

Protection

Many bolts.

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Jody on Left El Shinto<br>
[Hide Photo] Jody on Left El Shinto
Jody on Left El Shinto
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Steve on the opening crux
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DCSwish23
Maine/Spain
[Hide Comment] Thinner and more technical/balance climbing than Center but not as pumpy. Take it how you will. Aug 31, 2012
Franck Vee
  5.12a
[Hide Comment] I think at most crag this is 12a. Maybe one could push it to 12b but 12c feels soft.

Great fun mostly on edges. There are sections of fairly continuous climbing on small edges & at times thin feet, but reasonable rests in a couple places. A couple good pockets as well help to recover. I still got pumped out way above, not a physical one but crimping on edges for bolts on end does take its toll.

The hardest section, IMO, is down below around 2-3 rd bolt (not sure).

A tad harder than both Cocaine Rodeo& Dope Shinto. Aug 8, 2017
Zane Winter
Kansas City, MO
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] Gnarly route. I felt that the technical and somewhat powerful crux at the top pushed it from 12a to 12b for me. Sep 19, 2018
A Bandos
CO
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] Interesting that the Huey guidebooks call center 12b/c and left 12b. Almost everyone I talk to thinks left is the hardest route on the wall. Left has more rests, but definitely harder moves. Jul 28, 2020