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The Shack / Standby Shack

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The Shack / Standby Shack 


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Description 

This is a new crag located on the back side of Diablo Mesa, the same Mesa with the Solar Cave and Winter Wall, just the northeast aspect. The climbing starts where you see a large detached pinnacle that, between it and the walls, forms a nice little valley to hang out and watch the sports action.

The Shack is best climbed in warm seasons as it gets full shade all morning until about 2pm. In the Summer, you will be hiking out when the sun hits. But it does stay nice and cool all day so it is a pleasant Summer crag. There are currently 20+ routes here with some further potential for a few more quality lines. The presence of a handful of routes in the 5.13 range at this crag is also a nice addition to the Santa Fe sport climbing scene.

Many of the routes require a stick to clip the first bolt.


Getting There 

The crag is not visible from the road. Drive past the main Diablo parking area and when you are about to pass Diablo Mesa all together, look for a pullout on either right or left side of the road in arroyos.

A trail begins on the other side of the arroyo and heads up a gulley then traverses out to the nose of a prominent ridge detached from the main cliffband.

When parking on the roadside, beware of sandy berms pushed up by the graders, several 2WD trucks have gotten stuck in these berms. Best to have AWD or 4WD or park further up the road where you can pull off without berms(across form the pump station). You can also bring a shovel and easily clear a little path for your car to clear the berm. If in a 2WD truck, BRING A SHOVEL!


26 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',8],['5.12',10],['5.13',2],['>=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 The Shack / Standby Shack:
Unknown 5.9   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
A Thousand Yards of Drift (just the start)   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
32 Flavors   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Fire on The Mountain   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Standing on the Edge of Extinction   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Pull to Live   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Crispy the Renegade   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Live to Pull   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
40-Love   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
We Were Jumpers Once and Young   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 130'   
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Featured Route For The Shack / Standby Shack
Keith Beckley on  <br />Tupper-Where (5.11+)

Tupper-Where 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a  NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : The Shack / Standby Shack
I felt this climb, just left of Fire on the Mountain, was the best fully bolted climb at the Shack under 5.12. Good rock, and a sustained crux on a tricky arÍte made it rewarding. The slab face passing the last couple of bolts has some lichen but it's no big deal....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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