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Shield, The

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About Shield, The:

The biggest wall in the Sandias, there are a couple grade VI's here. Check with the USFS for seasonal raptor closures. The Knife Edge is an easy 45min-1 hour approach. The SW face can be accessed a number of ways, all with high epic potential. Expect 2-3 hours to approach these routes.
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Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Trad
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Procrastination 5.9 1
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Standard "S" Route (3) 5.5 2
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Knife Edge 2
1 Average Rating = 4.50/5 Rainbow Dancer 5.11a 2
1 Average Rating = 5.00/5 The Promise Land 5.12c 1