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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]

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

Newest Industry 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Washington : Index : ... : The Shield
A really enjoyable slab climb located on The Shield, which is essentially the large slab on the upper left portion of the Lower Wall. Increasingly difficult, well-bolted slab climbing leads to a relatively short and much easier runout to a dike. Natural gear protects the dike and the moves over the roof. The crux of the route is famous for being rather thin for the grade, especially during the warm season. Descend from the anchor above the roof or better yet continue to the anchor at the top of ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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