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Shady Rock

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About Shady Rock:

Shady Rock is a small, but clean, member of the so-called Western Addition. Its nearest neighbor is Platypus.

Getting there can be a bit of a trial, but isn't difficult once you've done it. From the main CRSP parking lot, proceed down the Saratoga Gap Trail for about 1/4 mile. Veer left onto a trail which says "Castle Rock 0.3 miles". Continue on this trail for about another 1/4 mile, until you reach an obvious climbers trail on the right, with a sign telling you that this is NOT a trail, and a log across the trail. Take the climbers trail. Continue for 0.1 miles to a small meadow. You'll see multiple trails. Continue straight and climb. On your left you'll see "Chew Tooth". Climb more and you'll see Platypus on the right. Before you reach a nice overview to the southeast, you'll see Shady Rock on the right.

Approach Time: 15 mins
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Access Issues:
Rock Type: Sandstone
Type of Climbing: Sport
Sun Aspect: All Day Shade


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 4.00/5 Herpes Simplex V2 1
0 Average Rating = 2.00/5 Cotton Mouth 5.9 1
1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Dog Breath 5.10a 5
1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Shady Rock Traverse V1 1
1 Average Rating = 3.80/5 Slot Nose 5.8 9
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Special Effects (1) 5.10a 5
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Tall man Simplex 5.10c 1

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