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Bat Crack T 
Captain Trips aka Black Diamond S 
Shield Traverse T 
Something on the Shield T,S 
Suzy Creamcheese T,S 

The Shield Rock Climbing 

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The Shield has sunny slab cragging on the south side of the dome on some of the best rock in the area.

Getting There 

Follow trail to the dome, and continue around to the south side. The shield is the massive slab under a long roof.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Shield

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Shield:
Bat Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Something on the Shield   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Captain Trips aka Black Diamond   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Suzy Creamcheese   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Featured Route For The Shield
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim H. climbing Bat Crack.

Bat Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Colorado : Steamboat Springs : ... : The Shield
Right-facing corner on the far left side of The Shield. Good crack climbing in a corner on good rock, one of the best moderates around....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By nate post
From: Silverthorne
Oct 13, 2015
Anyone know what the route just left of "Something on the Shield" is called or rated? It was a fun climb, and I was just curious. Had fun exploring this area last weekend.
By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
Oct 17, 2015
Short route just left is 'Trigger Happy'. It is given 10a, but I've always felt the tenuous moves down low to be hard. Most of the routes on this part of the dome check in at about the same range (10 through 11-) it seems to me.

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