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Shady Grove 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Trevor Bowman early 2000s
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Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Dec 23, 2007
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First 5.7 lead! Trickier than I expected.


A fun little route. The rock's a bit different than you'd find at the rest of the Shield. Fun patina-like edges and some pockets/horizontals. A good warmup.


Just before the main approach trail hits the cliff base, look for a small spur trail shooting off left. Follow this into the forest and to the base.


Take draws. Rap bolts on top.

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By boulderkeith
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 1, 2009
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Short but fun climb. Thin edging for a 5.7.

By Walt Barker
From: AZ
Dec 16, 2010
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

...yeah, awesome route. I agree, a bit thin for 5.7, but fun place to cool down and relax once the sun hits the rest of the Shield.