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Alkahest S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Brown Shoes Don't Make It S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Next To Nuthin' TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Nuthin' TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Shield Direct, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Smear Tactics S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 160 ft
FA: 11/2/97
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Shared By: applewood on Jun 24, 2013
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

THE SHIELD DIRECT 5.10a ** (160') F (8b)
A great long slab climb. Begin at the left end of the lower face (by the aspen tree), climbing friction and small nubbin moves to the big ledge (5.11a if the crack is seeping). Continue up the easier upper face on excellent rock to the 2 bolt anchor. 30' of 4th class leads to the top which is easy to walk off of to the south.

Upper slab can be climbed alone (possible then to lower from top anchors with a 60m rope) - 5.9 PG ** 100' F(5b).

Location

The long slab at the left end of the Shield.

Protection

Fixed 8 bolts.

Photos

applewood
Tonasket, WA
 
applewood   Tonasket, WA
 
8/29/14 - retro bolted the upper slab of this route, placing 2 bolts to reduce the danger of a ground fall, but spacing remains pretty large between the last few bolts (20' runouts on up to 5.8 climbing). Aug 29, 2014