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Short Cliffs

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Angry Bunnies S 
Aunt Fannie T,TR 
Bag of Stems T 
Basic Training T 
Big Fat Crack T,TR 
Bologna Pony S 
Buster Bronco T,TR 
Copperhead T 
Desperate Indulgence  T,S 
Falling Object T 
First Lead T 
Hex Breaker T 
Hilti Dust S 
Jump Chump S 
Minuteman T 
Mystery Route S 
Neophyte Flight T 
Overlord S 
Petty Theft S 
Spiny Trouble S 
Swimmin' in Ignorance T 
Temple, The T 
Toddler S,TR 
Trimmed Bush T 
Unknown Leon S 
Win, Lose, or Draw S 

Short Cliffs Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.53993, -116.09204 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: R Squared on Nov 12, 2007  with updates from Jarrod Torkelson
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Description 

The name says it all. Some of the shortest cliffs at the Black Cliffs are located in this area. There are plenty of hard routes to be had though. The classic Bologna Pony is located here along with a good first time leading route called Toddler.

Getting There 

Park in dam parking lot and hike the trail to the cliff line.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',10],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Short Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Short Cliffs:
Bag of Stems   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Minuteman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   
Trimmed Bush   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 40'   
Copperhead   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Swimmin' in Ignorance   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 45'   
Mystery Route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bologna Pony   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 40'   
Unknown Leon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Petty Theft   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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By R.Walters
Jul 25, 2011
Left a couple Petzl Spirit draws up here by accident last week. If you found them and are willing to return them, I will buy you a six pack.