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Description 

This lower-angle slab features a number of friction climbs, and some other attractions.

Getting There 

Directly above Princely Ambitions, to the right of the Dihedral Wall and separated from it by a brushy gully.

Climbing Season

For the Lower Town Wall area.

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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 The Shield

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Shield:
Beak Beak Beak   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad   
Newest Industry   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Shield

Beak Beak Beak 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Washington : Index : ... : The Shield
This right-facing corner features a hard, overhanging, dirty, flaring start with a thin-hands crack at the back. Once past this the climbing eases. The original route finishes out left, but it looks to be choked with dirt, grass, and blackberry bushes, so finishing on the fun upper part of Newest Industry seems like a good move....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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