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Free Form Wall

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Minimum Security S 
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Onomatopoeia S 
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Take S 
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Free Form Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.6218, -105.23101 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: BWpete on Jun 7, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Free Form Wall on right and Contest Wall on the le...

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.8 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',13],['5.12',7],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Free Form Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Free Form Wall:
Cougar   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   
Barney   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Castrator   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Bourgeois Belay Slave aka Bourgeois Belay Dogs   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Karma Mechanic   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unknown   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
No Vacancy   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pedestrian Gene Pool   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Village Idiot   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Partners in Crime   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Minimum Security   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Supermax   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Onomatopoeia   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Helter Skelter   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Solitary Confinement   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Freeform   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Supermax follows the red line.  (Solitary Confinem...

Supermax 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CO : Shelf Road : ... : Free Form Wall
So named for the pump you'll feel at the top....Start at a layback crack for 2 bolts. Trend right at the 3rd bolt, then go up and back left past 2 more bolts to a rest stance below the corner. Sustained, pumpy climbing through tricky laybacks and underclings takes you to the anchors at the nice ledge. It gets a little sharp at the top. Lower or rap 80 feet. Be wary of loose rock at the top and the midway rest. As with Solitary Confinement, packs, dogs, kids, etc. should be kept ou...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Matt Richardson
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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?

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