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Shady Side

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Back-Scratcher T 
Banana Splits T,TR 
Battle of the Bulges T 
Bolted Chimney T,S 
Depth Charge T 
Flea Protein 
GRE TR 
Kestrel T 
Lichen Fun Slide - Left T 
Lichen Fun Slide - Right T 
Meanderthon T 
Monoculture TR 
Nothing to prove T 
Pebble Steps T 
Peregrine TR 
Proving Ground T 
Rotten Reality T 
Swainson TR 
This is not a test T 
Torpedo T 
Uncle Wriggly T 
Width of Reason T 

Shady Side  


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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on May 24, 2006
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Description 

The shady side (North facing) of La Cueva offers many challenging trad leads and is the best place to be during hot days, which is most of the time down here. Fortunately, the shady side has more routes than the sunny side.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from La Cueva picnic area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.2 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',5],['5.8',3],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Shady Side:
Back-Scratcher   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   
Bolted Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 75'   
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Featured Route For Shady Side
<a href='/v/monoculture/105798210'>Monoculture</a> alcove showing <a href='/v/torpedo/105953307'>Torpedo</a>,  <a href='/v/uncle-wriggly/105953294'>Uncle Wriggly</a>, <a href='/v/depth-charge/105953299'>Depth Charge</a>

Monoculture 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  NM : Organ Mountains : ... : Shady Side
This top-rope climb is located on the shady north side of Cueva, near the eastern end of the formation. It climbs up a broad black water-streak.The 2-bolt anchor is located on a broad ledge which can be reached by climbing up one of the crack systems just to the right, or by scrambling up the low-angle slab further to the east to gain the ledge system. The climb consists of thin face climbing on crimpers and tiny finger pockets. The crux is located 15ft off the ground, but the entire climb is pr...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

Photos of Shady Side Slideshow Add Photo
The middle section of the shady side.
BETA PHOTO: The middle section of the shady side.
The Organs seen from the Shady Side at Sunset. The Orange face is on my list to do. <a href='/v/the-tooth/105802728'>The Tooth</a> and the Wedge are clearly visible.
The Organs seen from the Shady Side at Sunset. The...
The "Grotto area" has the easternmost lines in the shady side. <br /> <br />1 Rotten Reality <br />2 Banana Splits <br />3 Toprope (5.7?) <br /> <br />If you know the name and grade of the third one, please let me know to update the info.
BETA PHOTO: The "Grotto area" has the easternmost lines in the...

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