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The Shield Direct - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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standard rack, bring gear to build and anchor at top for your second
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Using the PATC guide for reference, begin in the same area where Kopley's Corner and Longhorn start. Look for an inside corner with a smooth face to the right and an obvious overhang above that looks like a blocky "shield". Move up through easy ground to the inside corner with a smooth face to the right. Follow the corner up, passing an old piton at about mid-height. Make a few awkward moves to gain a stance below the roof and place some good gear. Lots of options from hear but none of them easy to the top.

Descent Options:

walk off or build and anchor to rappel.

Submitted by: wkfegler on 2014-03-23
Views: 339
Route ID: 114877

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: wkfegler on 2014-03-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Hardest route of the day

Erik led this route and I was glad to follow after seeing the difficulty of this fun route.

Added: 2014-03-23