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The Shire

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Audie S 
Bulldozer S 
Earth-Bound Misfit S 
G-Man, The S 
K.S.B. S 
Miranda Rayne S 
My Name is Earl S 
Pee-Wee S 
Significant Other S 

The Shire  

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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on Sep 9, 2010  with updates from George Grzyb
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A short approach with a handful of easy to moderate routes make this crag a very popular destination. There are also a couple of harder options as well as the open project of Iron Mike, 5.13+ if you're feeling up to it. The Shire also offers some shady climbing options. Be sure to check out the area classics like Miranda Rayne and K.S.B.

Getting There 

From the Sore Heel Hollow parking lot, follow the signage located to the right of the kiosk, across a small stream and up the old road. You will pass Rival Wall and Courtesy Wall on the way.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Shire:
Audie   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 35'   
Miranda Rayne   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bulldozer   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
The G-Man   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
K.S.B.   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
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