A luxury climb - you will like it. I agree with the Old Fart: no need for the gear, unless you're practicing placements. It's super safe with the bolts that are there. Leave your scruples behind about bolted cracks and climb this one - I did, and got the best climb of my day out of it.
By Larry Shaw Jul 17, 2004 rating: 5.10b6a+19VII-E2 5b
Weird move just below the anchors but a very solid and fun route
For posterity . . .so we all swallow our pride (ethics) sometimes. I guess these days Shelf is the perfect place to do just that. That being said, this climb was fun. The motion was constant and moves pretty consistent. Not sure if there was a single spot of 10b but I'll leave that for you all to decide. Only one pure stemming move with the feet so never really tiring as there was always a good rest at least a move away. A pretty aesthetic route for this section of Shelf Road. That's it.
By Ben Cassedy From: Denver, CO Nov 21, 2010 rating: 5.10b6a+19VII-E2 5b
Another one that's as good as advertised. Good crack holds when the face holds disappear; good face holds when the crack holds disappear. Technical feet and great movement the whole way. This was the only climb I can think of where my legs were more tired than my hands/forearms at the end.
By Jordan Hirro From: Colorado Springs/Glenwood Spri Oct 21, 2013
Great climb! Enjoy stems, fingerholds, faceholds, and a glory jug at the top for an excellent route.