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Shady Crag Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.54505, -109.65347 View Map  Incorrect?
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Kiefer Kelley on the Finger Bang

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


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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Featured Route For Shady Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben Riley switching cracks on 5/15/37

5/15/37 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Shady Crag
It shares the start with an unnamed 10- splitter to corner. Begin by climbing a short section of splitter hands, then switch over right to a splitter finger crack and on up to a daunting roof bi-headral. There is a rest if you are savay! Turn the roof and continue with off fingers in a left facing corner to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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