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The Shadow 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Pat Mcinerny & Dave Medara 1990
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Sep 22, 2008
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Park your car off of the main canyon road.


A great little gear line that traverses the front face of Tower 2 over fairly solid rock.

Sharing the same start as Cave Man,The Shadow breaks hard left before a bolt and into darker stone using an incipient crack system. The use of pockets and smears get you to a short section of a two inch crack/bulge (crux); place some gear here and fire the finish!

Initial gear can be tricky, but bomber placements are soon to follow, get after this because its there.


This is the face/broken crack system that shares the same start as Cave Man. It climbs up & left and finishes at the shared anchor of Klein`s Girls. This is on the front face of Tower 2 15 feet left of Deja Vu. Sharing is caring.


Cams and small stoppers up to three inches, a couple of slings and draws.

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By Luke Douglas
Oct 12, 2008

I really liked this climb. I had a bit of trouble getting a first piece. Fun moves

By zoso
Feb 25, 2011

Great route that I think gets done little. A perfect example of a route that would be lackluster if it were bolted. The gear makes it much more interesting.