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The Shield 

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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 48.81244, -118.75445 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Peter Franzen, Jon Nelson, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: applewood on Jun 24, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: The Shield from the FS road


This is a fine (if small) backcountry crag (not actually in the Kettle Valley), located on Forest Service land on Kelly Mountain south of the Kettle Valley. The rock is excellent slabby granite, giving a small taste of Yosemite...

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From the Kettle Valley turn up Tonata Creek Rd (FS Rd # 2148). Go 3.7 miles and turn left onto Goodrich Rd (#2149). Continue 4.4 miles and park at the first switch-back. The east facing cliff is visible south along the valley. Head west 100 yards along the north end of the pond ("Goodrich Lake") to reach a dirt road, cross the fence/gate and travel south along a cow trail to the first outcroppings of bedrock. Climb the slope on the right to reach the base of the crag. The total hike in is a pleasant 10 minutes.

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