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Radagast T 
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Rock Wrestling T 
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Shadowfax T 
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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

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Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Kyle Wills on Feb 10, 2011

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Intial tricky move off the deck ( direct 5.9 ) that really makes the route worth doing, with interesting climbing to the anchors.

Combine with Gandalf for great intro to Mission gorge climbing with both face and crack.


Walk right prior to reaching Shadowfax. There are two formations under Shelobs Lair, Both Gandalf and Radagast are prominent on the rightmost.


Mixed lead, 1 bolt. 2 Bolt anchor.

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By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Aug 31, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Good beginner lead. To keep the start at 5.6, move in from the right.
By Jason Kim
From: Encinitas, CA
Mar 31, 2013

Direct start is challenging and ups the ante to 5.9 (one move off the ground).
By steverett
From: San Diego, CA
Jun 29, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Does anyone know what the route/variation immediately left is? We started up the dihedral, then threw out left towards a bolt. Felt like 10a.
By Safty Third
From: San Diego, CA
Oct 23, 2016

The face climbing on the upper portion is really fun. It's really easy, but it's just really good movement to gain the top.

I agree that the direct opening move is probably 5.8. Pretty committing off the deck, especially if you are going for the lead.

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