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The Shield - A3 popular

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (22)
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Traditional gear. Hooks, angles and LA's. Sawdoff 1"-1 1/2" angles are usefull. Leeper cams usefull.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c A3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

This one is a classic. The headwall pitches are a bit beat out. Start at the freeblast and then haul to Mammoth Ledges. The route has gone clean before but most parties still nail on three of the headwall pitches.

Submitted by: elcapbuzz on 2006-03-26
Views: 2345
Route ID: 4503

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22 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b A3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JakeMiller on 1994-07-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun Steepness

We had no idea what we were doing, and somehow got up this with sheer willpower. It was years ago, but I remember 2 things: 1. Feeling terrified the whole way, 2. That the only way out was up.

Added: 2010-11-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d A3
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: namascar on 2010-06-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Steep!!

Great classic route.

Added: 2010-08-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b A3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JacekCzyz3 on 1995-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars :):):)

Did 2 times. As first on the wall starting with 10 pitches of Muir wall. Second time did Dorn Direct A4- and try The Shield clean. Did Grove as C4, Triple Crack as C4+ + 1 piton at the end, Super Crack start unnecessary with 1-2pitons (because use earlier) and finish as C3+. Nothing was fixed

Added: 2010-02-26

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 1997-05-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Spectacular position

It doesn't get much more exposed than this.

Added: 2007-04-10

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: paveldobrinskiy on 2006-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars -

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Added: 2006-12-09

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