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Shangri-La  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,400'
Location: 33.82302, -116.62912 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 8, 2007
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This large, flat meadow is split by a seasonal stream with the distinctive Abba Boulder (aka The Cube) located near it's west edge.

Several great problems are to be found here, including The World's Hardest V2 (V1), Feel's like a Virgin (V3 R), Dancing Queen (aka The Cube) (V5), Right Gold Crack (V5), Butterscotch (V6 R), Which Way Jose (V9 R) and The Depression (aka Mosquito Cove) (V9).

Getting There 

Approach from Frank's Roof or Trailside Kingdom by heading uphill (away from the main hiking trail) over a small, rocky hillside and down the back which will get you to the edge of a meadow where The Cube will come into view.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

40 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',23],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shangri-La

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shangri-La :
Mantle Problem   V1-2 5     Boulder, 7'   Abba Boulder (aka The Cube)
March Arete   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 16'   March Boulder
Feel's like a Virgin   V3-4 6A+ R     Boulder, 16'   Boulder Cluster
Dancing Queen (aka The Cube)   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Abba Boulder (aka The Cube)
Right Gold Crack   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Gold Crack Boulder/Which Wa...
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Dancing Queen (aka The Cube) V5 6C  California : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Abba Boulder (aka The Cube)
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Rock Climbing Photo: Green Tea Boulder, Tramway
Green Tea Boulder, Tramway
Rock Climbing Photo: The boulder pile with Feels Like a Virgin (V3 R), ...
The boulder pile with Feels Like a Virgin (V3 R), ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice Winter day in the Shangri-La Valley, Tramwa...
A nice Winter day in the Shangri-La Valley, Tramwa...

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