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L to R R to L Alpha
5 AM Lookouts, The S 
Beginning , The S 
Critical Mass  S 
Dark Energy S 
Event Horizon S 
Extinction S 
Fella's, The S 
Flirting With Mutants S 
Flying off the Handle S 
Hippy's Wrath S 
Indifference S,TR 
Jumping to Conclusions S,TR 
Mission Impossible S 
New Age Disciples S,TR 
Nuetrino Drizzle  S 
Petrophyte  T 
Polluting the Gene Pool S 
Run Bunny, Run S,TR 
S.T.D. S,TR 
Slap Happy S 
Stem From Heck, The T,TR 
Unknown S 
Vacuum Genesis S 
Welcome to Black Rocks S 
What Was I Thinking S 

Shady Side Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.1548, -113.6074 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Feb 18, 2009
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This northwest-facing canyon wall is in the shade the majority of the day, getting sun only in the afternoon. The harder routes (5.12 to 5.13) at Black Rocks are found on this side, although the majority of the lines are in the 5.10 range.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from the parking area. Upon descending into the canyon do not cross to the other side of the canyon.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shady Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shady Side:
Petrophyte    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 40'   
The Fella's   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 35'   
The Stem From Heck   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Welcome to Black Rocks   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Extinction   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Beginning    5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
What Was I Thinking   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Event Horizon   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 40'   
Unknown   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Flirting With Mutants   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Flying off the Handle   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
Slap Happy   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Shady Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Petrophyte goes right up the dihedral.  Fun route.

Petrophyte 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  UT : Saint George : ... : Shady Side
This route ascends the right facing dihedral to the right of "Event Horizon." The crux is getting to the first placement. As you climb this you will find that there are great stances every time that you feel that you need to place gear. It's great!(There was chalk all over this crack so if you know who climbed it first or the original name please let me know and I'll make the appropriate changes.)...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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