|2. The Shield
Climb Steep holds up a buttress to a ledge, a bit dirty but has a clean area up the middle. Climb a clean gray face to the next ledge, step over the center of a small overlap, and climb to the top.
The route is about 5 ft to the right of a large spruce tree at the base of the shield.
Trad Rack, small size cams and nuts are helpful. There are slings around a tree at the top with rings.
From: plymouth, nh
Sep 12, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
This route is fun, the gear is all small I didnt use anything over a .5. The tree at the top with slings and quick links has seen better days but it is backed up to another smaller but living tree.