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Free Form Wall

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Free Form Wall 


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Location: 38.6218, -105.23101 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.


28 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',13],['5.12',6],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Free Form Wall:
Cougar   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   
Barney   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Bourgeois Belay Slave aka Bourgeois Belay Dogs   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Karma Mechanic   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Castrator   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Cyborg   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
No Vacancy   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pedestrian Gene Pool   5.11b 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/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Minimum Security   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Supermax   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Helter Skelter   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Freeform   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'   
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Minimum Security 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  CO : Shelf Road : ... : Free Form Wall
Classic exposed arete. Start with thin moves past the first three bolts on the technical slab. Clip the next bolts just prior to the business from secure but slightly loose terrain. Catch a rest before launching up the steep arete. Crux is nicely exposed adding to the heady moves. The chains were not equalized well and kinked up the rope. A must do!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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View of the below campsite and area on the hike from Freeform Wall.
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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?