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Shawnee Shelter  

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Submitted By: TomCaldwell on Oct 26, 2012


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This north facing wall is seldom visited, but contains a good variety of climbs and a reprieve from the sun and rain. Only a few routes exist on this wall, but there is definitely room to grow. The right half of the wall contains some wildly steep test pieces and the left half is only slightly overhanging. Nothing but the normal high quality sandstone here with the route cleanliness improving as traffic increases.

Getting There 

Approach the same as for the Great Wall. When you reach the final switch-back for the Great Wall, at the stone ramp, continue straight for another minute and you will be at the furthest most right side of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Shawnee Shelter:
Waterfall Ballet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Tecumseh's Curse   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Noo-Tha   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Shawnee Shelter
Tecumseh's Curse- 11d.

Tecumseh's Curse 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Shawnee Shelter
This is a wildly thin and difficult climb that requires finesse, power, and endurance.Figure out how to get onto the first ledge. Peer around the arete and get the first bolt clipped, don't blow it. Follow the bolt line up the right face using thin crimps and the occasional arete slap until you arrive below the first roof. Crux, begin moving up the overhang with very thin hands and marginal foot placements to a dynamic stab for the first decent hand. Make another big throw out to obvious jug...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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