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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.
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Cougar V3 6A Boulder, 20'
Barney 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch
Bourgeois Belay Slave aka Bourgeois Belay Dogs 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Karma Mechanic 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Castrator 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
No Vacancy 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Pedestrian Gene Pool 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Cyborg 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Village Idiot 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Partners in Crime 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Minimum Security 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Supermax 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Helter Skelter 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Solitary Confinement 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Freeform 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
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Freeform 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a CO : Shelf Road : ... : Free Form Wall
An exceptional route that will demand strength, technique, and innovation. This is a Shelf Road top 10 (IMHO).To find this route, hike up to the Free Form Wall in the Sand Gulch canyon. Towards the far left end of this wall is a yawning chimney with red home made hangers. This bolted chimney is "Barney (5.9)". to the left of this is "Freeform". It is noticeable by the steep, somewhat left-leaning arete-like prow at the top.Chalk up, load yer guns, and keep the children off the street.Cruise...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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