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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 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 110 ft
FA: Arnt Wortel, Kevin Evensen, Jon Stewart 6-28-18
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Shared By: Jonathan Stewart on Jun 29, 2018
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Starting up the first section of Rauch Factor (10a?).  There is an option of placing gear just a few feet above the 4th bolt which will help protect the swing around the arete and traverse left past the MD Route anchor and then toward the Chain Mail anchor. From the Chain Mail anchor head up rock gully, the route continues left and up with delicate and balanced moves fully protected by bolts. (5.9?). Chainmail into LRTC makes for a direct line. 


Route is located in the Columbia Gorge.  When you place bolts.  Be prepared to answer questions from climbers, family, god, bartenders, friends, etc.  Pack it in, Pack it out.....If you like to debate, meet me at Angelo's on Tuesday at happy hour.     Visions of the route began in 2008.  Nearly 10 years later we were able to finish.  Glad it was with good friends.  


Helmet, yellow metolius, 1” bd, 2” bd, 0.62 - 2”, draws and long slings


Patrick Beeson
Portland, OR
Patrick Beeson   Portland, OR
Bring a 2" cam or whatever you need to protect the transition away from Rauch Factor. And when you get above the Chain Mail anchors, head left despite there being a pin and bolt to the right. It's dirty. Beware the loose rocks that could tumble into a popular belay area. Jul 15, 2018
Jonathan Stewart
Jonathan Stewart  
Thanks for the updated beta Patrick. I edited the protection section. Jul 17, 2018

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