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Desert Shield Area

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El Kabong S 
Shelving Rock Earth Penatrator S 
Shock and Awe S 

Desert Shield Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Benjaminadk on Jun 13, 2013


71° | 53°

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70° | 49°

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74° | 52°
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This crag is plaqued with some of the chossiest rock at Shelving that will mostly likely rain down on you at some point while climbing here. That being said, the easiest routes are located here. Belayers should wear a helmet and be on the look for falling rocks. Despite small bits of loose rock here and there the climbs are actually a good time.

Getting There 

This crag is right of the large gully at the end of the Big Wall. It is also a five minute hike from the parking making it very convient to get to.

Climbing Season

For the Shelving Rock area.

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Desert Shield Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Desert Shield Area:
Shelving Rock Earth Penatrator   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 55'   
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Featured Route For Desert Shield Area
Rock Climbing Photo: At the top of Shock & Awe. Runners help to  reduce...

Shock and Awe 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Desert Shield Area
I feel this is the best of the three routes in this on this face. Climb slab up under an overlap. Pass this on the left to gain a stance. Make a traverse left that seems a bit harder than the original 5.6 rating then up to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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