REI Community
Shady Rock
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bad Influence S 
Cotton Mouth S 
Dog Breath T 
Herpes Simplex S 
Shady Rock Traverse 
Slot Nose S 
Small Man Complex S 
Special Effects S 
Tall Man Simplex S 
Unknown T 

Herpes Simplex 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
Page Views: 369
Submitted By: Peter V Braun on Aug 19, 2014

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (2)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. MORE INFO >>>


This is a fun short bouldery climb, with the real climbing down low, moving underneath and over the roof. The crux is at the second bolt, either right before or right after clipping, depending on your beta.


Starts just to the right of Tall Man Simplex, at the right end of the huge roof. Traverse left under the roof to a bolt near some pockets.


3 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor

Comments on Herpes Simplex Add Comment
Show which comments
By Mike Ferrell
From: San Francisco, CA
Oct 3, 2016
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This climb didn't seem dramatically more difficult than Tall Man Simplex right next to it, probably only a few grades tougher. Definitely recommend top roping first or stick clipping the 2nd bolt, since the first bolt won't do much for you if you fall coming up onto the face.

Both Herpes Simplex and Tall Man Simplex are worth checking out on Shady Rock if you like bouldering, but also want to clip a draw or two.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About