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The Shield is located right of center on the west face between the Rubble Row on the left and the Taboo Area on the right, and seen from afar as the smoothest portion of face at the Quarry.
Easily reached by heading for the right side of the Quarry's west face. Aim for the smooth portion of face just down and right from the Rubble Row.
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Megalomania 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
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Gypsy 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c CA : Inland Empire : ... : The Shield
This is an awesome line. It goes up one of the cleaner sections of wall at the Quarry. Its hard to give a crux. It's very sustained for the first 40 or 50 feet. It really hard around the 7th or 8th bolt so I'd have to say thatís the crux. After that it gets less steep and more holds appear. One more cruxy section will lead you the anchors. Currently there are fixed draws on this route....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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