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Jun 10, 2016
Heading to The Red this weekend for a few days and man it looks hot and humid. I would appreciate any recommendations for crags that stay shady and out of the sun. I know the guidebook has some beta on that was well, but welcome any recommendations from those in the know. Thanks. Chris Massey
Joined Oct 1, 2012
5 points
Jun 10, 2016
Trad? Sport? What grades? Brian L.
Joined Feb 19, 2016
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Jun 10, 2016
Will have a rack, but probably climbing mostly sport. Wide range of climbers, but generally looking for 5.9 thru easier 5.12s. Thanks. Chris Massey
Joined Oct 1, 2012
5 points
Jun 10, 2016
The guidebook gives really good topos that show clifflines and sun/shade exposure. Or hit me up at Miguel's tonigjht or in the morning and we can discuss in person. Eric Carlos
From GJ
Joined Aug 30, 2008
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Jun 10, 2016
Eric Carlos wrote:
The guidebook gives really good topos that show clifflines and sun/shade exposure. Or hit me up at Miguel's tonigjht or in the morning and we can discuss in person.


Yup, the guidebook is going to be your best bet, but I remember Military, Emerald City, Dip, and Phantasia being pretty well in the trees and all have moderate to easy stuff on them. Dip and Emerald have good first trad leads on them too.
Mason Roberts
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2014
76 points
Jun 10, 2016
Just keep in mind 9B is closed, so it's a long road hike to Dip Wall trailhead (few miles IIRC). Or bring a bike. Brian L.
Joined Feb 19, 2016
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Jun 10, 2016
Great Wall in Muir is pretty shady...fing cold last time I was there in Nov. Ted Pinson
From Chicago, IL
Joined Jul 11, 2014
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Jun 10, 2016
Ted Pinson wrote:
Great Wall in Muir is pretty shady...fing cold last time I was there in Nov.

Shady in the morning sunny in the afternoon.
Eric Carlos
From GJ
Joined Aug 30, 2008
30 points
Jun 10, 2016
Sunnyside in Muir. Not really sunny at all. Exact range of climbs you are looking for. Also good in the rain. Parker Wrozek
Joined Mar 30, 2012
63 points
Jun 10, 2016
Sunnyside and Emerald City being described as 'Shady Crags'? That's a new one to me! Deep End at Miller Fork is perma shady and has good routes in the 5 10-5.12 range. Shawnee Shelter is shady as well. In general most walls are shady at some point in the day. DrRockso
From Red River Gorge, KY
Joined Sep 3, 2013
168 points
Jun 10, 2016
It faces north/northwest. It gets some sun really late in the day. Just spent an entire hot and humid day there. Parker Wrozek
Joined Mar 30, 2012
63 points
Jun 10, 2016
Emerald city might be one of the worst choices at the Red when it's hot out. It faces south, bakes in the sun, and most of the routes rise above the trees. I've been there when it's in the low sixties and I thought it was too hot to climb there. The Zoo is pretty shady, on the other hand. Cocoapuffs 1000
Joined Jun 10, 2008
0 points
Jun 12, 2016
I was at the zoo yesterday and it was nice. This morning we were at the great wall, also good. Roadside is shady in the morning. At PMRP we went to the courtusey wall and then the gallery in the afternoon. Both shady with good climbing. jonathan.lipkin
From Brooklyn, NY
Joined Dec 11, 2012
0 points
Jun 12, 2016
The Boneyard in Muir is shaded by noon and has some good routes. Eric LaRoche
From Keene, NH
Joined Aug 15, 2011
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