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Shield of the Titans

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Name Unknown S 
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Shield of the Titans 


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Location: 40.7867, -106.8091 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: SeanKuus on Aug 30, 2008
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Shield of the Titans.

Description 

There are a handful of bolted routes (5.9 - 5.10a) that lead to the very top of the rock (about 150'). Midway anchors provide a rap station so you only need one rope. There's a mixed climb on the left (5.9+), along with another climb to the very right (5.8). There's also a 5.11 just to the left of the 5.8, but I can't recall if this is bolted or not. If not, you can climb one of the easier bolted routes and set up a TR from the midway anchors.


Getting There 

The Shield of the Titans is the most apparent rock formation in this area. Its also marked by a large black streak running up the middle. There are cairns that mark a well placed trail. Please try to stay on the trail as much as possible as this area recently burned and the vegetation is still recovering.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['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 Shield of the Titans:
Stemming the Sheathe   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Blood of a Dead Hero   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
Name Unknown   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Featured Route For Shield of the Titans

Name Unknown 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : Shield of the Titans
This route has steeper face climbing on the right side of The Shield. Its difficulty seems to be dependent on the path taken through the crux, following the bolts directly is harder. It is a nice route with a rest at the midway anchors before the crux, it's 11- to there....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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1-Bats in the Belfrey, 2-Baby Coffin, 3-Greyface, 4-Blood of a Dead Hero, 5-Name Unknown, 6-Stemming the Sheathe.
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By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
May 8, 2009

This crag, while sporting a handfull of bolted routes with convienence midway anchors, can still be a bit spooky. The metamorphic rock creates platelike formations layered on the wall. It is beginning to clean up but every spring freeze/thaw creates a new crop of flakes to exfoliate. The Upper half of the climbs see signifigantly less traffic and have a little bit more junk. Wear a lid.

-ed. It should be noted that most of these routes were probably climbed on gear before the bolts were added.

By creg
Jun 20, 2012

Climbed there this weekend and got on a route on the very right or east end. Had to climb up a very chossy 15 ft face with one pin to a ledge after the ledge there was a bolt a pin and a pin and bolt next to each other. The first pin was loose, so I removed it. Does anyone know who put the route up and if they would object to rebolting the route?