Shady Side is on located on the south side of Sinks Canyon. As the name implies, this crag sees mostly shade all day long. It's a nice place for moderates in the summer. There's harder stuff too.
There are 3 main crags at Shady Side: The School, Porter's Prow, and Heavy Metal Rock Band.
The School is the easiest area and sees heavy traffic and is a great place to set up top ropes for kids.
Porter's Prow has a few 11's.
Heavy Metal Rock Band has a range of climb from 10's to 12's.
Park at the Popo Agie campground. Take the swinging bridge across the river. After the bridge, take the trail straight ahead. Hike up the nature trail. At the next trail intersection, split left or right depending on which crag you wish to visit.
Climbing Season For the Sinks Canyon area.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Shady Side
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shady Side:
C'est Fini 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Shady Side
The Big So-So 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
: Sinks Canyon
: Shady Side
Starts off steep with adult leadouts to a intermediate anchor below the bulge: 5.8.Above the anchor, up to the bulge and perform a stout deadpoint to a good pocket, then work left along the bulge on thin face (crux), then up to anchor. Alternatively, if you don't like the looks of the deadpoint, you can move right along the crack below the bulge onto the upper Banish Misfortune and finish out that way (10a). Recommend a couple of single length runners to minimize rope drag ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY