Either start from the ledge, or belay from below and scramble up to the ledge, then follow up the clips and crimps on the right wall of the dihedral finishing on black streaked stone.
This is next to Payment in Pump on the Cash Wall.
Cash in the Vault climbs the right wall of the dih...
From: Morrison, CO
Apr 3, 2010
This has some great rock & cool moves, but it's ridiculously contrived even by Shelf standards. Curious to know why they didn't just put the bolts in the middle of the face. I suppose they wanted the crack in the right face to be on, but the dihedral crack & left wall to be off. Kinda hard to lieback a crack when you can't flag, because there's an enormous wall in your way, which, by the way, you can't touch because it's "off". Anyway, it's a great route if you have a pair of Shelf Road Blinders, but trying to establish a consensus grade on something like this is pointless.
|By Curt MacNeill|
From: Boulder, CO
May 7, 2011
Great route! Maybe a little soft. Who knows? I think this would be an awesome "first" shelf road 13a, as it was for me. Fun movement on some ever so tiny holds. Branching out left is a fairly logical finish at the top, I haven't seen anyone go straight up. I guess if you want to add another letter grade stay on the upper headwall and don't use the huge opposing wall and jugs in the crack. Great fun!
Jul 17, 2012
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b
Agree with Curt; great first 13a, but soft. I wasn't climbing at the 13 level when we did it in 1999, so while confidence-inspiring, it probably goes at 12c or 12d.
|By Jack Sparrow|
From: denver, co
Sep 4, 2013
So, I assume Will bolted this route, since he seems to know what's on and what's not. Crack on the left is fair game in my book.
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 23, 2014
I'd say just downgrade the route if you think it's not 13a with the crack, but this isn't gym climbing...cracks are on! If it's the most obvious way and the point of least resistance, maybe it should just be 12c or 12d now then!