to find this route, hike up to the far south end of the contest wall. if you are coming from the sand gulch parking area and follow the sign to the contest wall, it will be one of the very first routes you come across. dead tree crack is the second route from the left end of the wall. it starts with some fun moves through pockets, past two bolts to one of the biggest jugs you have seen. from here, step up into the small right facing corner and cruise up to a ledge. the crux awaits you. luckily you can stand on the ledge pretty much all day to figure it out.
6 bolts and anchors
|By Zachary Markis|
Mar 29, 2002
I can't believe that this was only given one star??! It is a lot of fun--kind of a funky move up to the first bolt. Like a vast majority of the routes in Shelf, a tad runout...but, bolts are solid, climb is straight forward and offers awesome exposure!
|By Shane Zentner|
Mar 17, 2003
Climbed this route again one week ago and still like it. Solid 5.10 and worth the effort. An interesting mix of moves ranging from jams to face climbing. Good fun!
Oct 3, 2003
FA: Bob & Carrie Robertson
|By Darin Lang|
Jun 1, 2004
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fun route that keeps your attention between bolts. It could have been a bad day for me, but it felt more like 10c at the cruxes (and certainly harder than the guidebook 10a), pretty sustained 9 for the rest. YMMV of course.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Jun 18, 2004
I agree - great climb with good variety, and sustained to boot. I thought it was as fun as, and a wee bit harder than, The List down the cliff. At the crux near the top, make sure to choose the right (as in correct) hand to finger jam with first. I blew that and it cost me the clean ascent.