BETA PHOTO: Free Form Wall on right and Contest Wall on the le...
This wall is across the canyon from the Contest Wall
. It will be in the shade until noon, or a little after. It has fewer sport routes than many other Shelf wells, but there are actually some trad routes in addition to the sport. From a glance, most routes are between 9 and hard 11, though there are many less frequented easy corners for the trad climbers.
Take the left turn into Sand Gulch just a few minutes after the road turns into gravel. Take the road continuing to turn right, through some campsites until you get to the day parking lot. Walk a little west and you will spot the trail (same as for Contest Wall
and Sand Gulch). Walk 15, not more than twenty minutes. Branch off to the right at the sign.
Weather station 7.8 miles from here
29 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',1]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Free Form Wall:
Barney 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch
Castrator 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Unknown 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
No Vacancy 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Cyborg 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Supermax 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Freeform 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
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Partners in Crime 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a CO
: Shelf Road
: ... : Free Form Wall
This has a height-dependent start. Find the perfect round hole in the face, then look up for the next hold. This will test your ape index and probably fry your forearms. It is a bit sporty to the second bolt and the climbing is hard, so beware. Find superb flakes, sidepulls, and pockets all the way to the top.Per Matt Richardson: start on sharp pockets (as all climbs on this wall seem to). Move to a good pocket to the left of the first bolt. From here is the first and most technical crux of the ro...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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View of the below campsite and area on the hike fr...
By Matt Richardson
From: Longmont, CO
Sep 11, 2007
A route was recently put up near where the trail through the canyon comes up to Free Form - I saw the guy bolting it over Memorial Day. It is a nice route and I think it goes at 5.9 or less. Anybody have any ideas who it was who put it up (I forgot to ask him his name) and what he decided to call it?