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Shady Crag Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.54505, -109.65347 View Map  Incorrect?
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A small wingate cragging area with a short walk that host from 5.9 to 5.12. It holds shade until the afternoon. If it gets to cold, off width city is a short walk just around the corner and host ample sun for a majority of the day.

Getting There 

Drive north out of town and take a left on to the Potash road. Continue past Wall Street, Culvert canyon, Day canyon. The next canyon on the right is Long canyon. There is a sign pointing out Jug Handle Arch just before the turn. Turn into Long Canyon, cross the railroad tracks and park in a pull out on your left. The Shady crag is the first section of wall on the left as one would drive up the canyon. Hike following a faint old mining road until you can bust up a path to the base of the crag. 10 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Long Canyon area.

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shady Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shady Crag:
Unnamed   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Double Cracks   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Mini Skirts And Halter Tops   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Finger Bang   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
5/15/37   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Mini Skirts And Halter Tops 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Shady Crag
A fantastically fun route! The start of this left facing corner route was done years ago, I am not sure when or by whom. Mini Skirts and Halter Tops is an addition/continuation my son and I did in 2012. Start by climbing the old route with mostly small hands. Half way up this is a rest by stemming across to a leaning pillar. Continue up the corner passing the old belay. Shortly after, pass two bolts (technical crux) on your way to a shallow stem box. Continue up the box with fingers to off finge...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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