Getting ready for the crux.
This secluded wall has recently become overgrown. It provides high quality routes when clean, so hopefully more traffic will keep the moss at bay.
Follow the upper wall trail for approximately 30 minutes until you're almost to the base of the upper wall. An indistinct trail breaks out left along the base of the Shady Lane cliff.
Climbing Season For the Index area.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Shady Lane
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Featured Route For Shady Lane
Eso No Se Hace 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Washington
: ... : Shady Lane
Power up on jugs to the first bolt. A thin crimp and creative footwork will get you through the crux at the second bolt. Above, enjoy the stellar finger crack.Mantle onto the ledge at the end of the finger crack then join Chronic Relief, clipping the last 2 bolts of that route to the chains....[more] Browse More Classics in Washington
By Todd Miller
May 19, 2009
The trail to get to this crag is currently not very well defined at the beginning (but is still smooth walking, definitely no bushwhacking). A few more details to help you find the crag:
Hike almost all the way to the Upper Wall. The Upper Wall trail passes directly beneath a large cliff with some cool looking roofs/overlaps shortly before the last steep bit up to the Upper Wall itself. You can see the Upper Wall just above when approaching this cliff. Go left here and hike along the base of the cliff, passing beneath a few routes in need of a scrub (bolts visible). The trail will become more distinct as you go. The cliff band becomes a bit smaller, the trail drops down briefly and then rounds a bend back up to the base of Shady Lane. About 5 minutes from the main Upper Wall trail to the base of Shady Lane.
By Christian Horton
Aug 19, 2014
Shady Lane is currently very mossy and in need of serious cleaning, which is too bad as they are some fun climbs.