A massive slab of thin ice; when fully formed, it can be 100' long and is almost 200' tall. It is uniformly low-angle, providing an excellent introductory experience or a convenient solo. It's shady and seems to have a decent water flow, so there are almost always climbable lines to be had, although many may not be thick enough to take full-length screws the whole way. The left margin is often very thin verglas, but occasionally forms well. The left chimney is often a fat ramble. The center should offer adequately thick bulges of easy ice. Unfortunately, there is often a layer of snow on the ice, making the climbing less pleasant and the ice more brittle.
The Shroud lies on the right side of the road, if coming up-canyon from Shell. It is a couple miles past Shell Falls. Tucked down in the granite gorge, it's only visible on a couple of turns in the road, so keep careful watch and you should spot it. Park in a large pullout (not generally plowed, but usually drivable) right above it. Hike down the steep drainage to the creek, and cross on the huge fallen log leading right to the base. Only a few minutes from the car!
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