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Mind Shaft Cliff

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Mind Shaft Crack Left T 
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Unknown (Mine Shaft Roof) T 

Mind Shaft Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 40.0028, -105.4103 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This 20-25 foot high formation has three cracks, a couple bits on the left, & that's about it. The possibility for some short face routes exists. It is south-facing & warm.

The rock is of moderate to good quality, though there is a lot of dirt, pebbles, and general organic matter on the top-out / anchoring area. Watch out for cacti.

There is lots of road noise.

There are no bolts, so prepare to trad or TR with built anchors.

Getting There 

Drive 2/10 of a mile past Boulder Falls (~7.8 miles into the canyon). There is a large pullout on the right.

Old mining debris (wooden items & rusted iron rails) are scattered about. The face is also characterized by some red painted shapes and a "G" on the right side (near the walk-up)

Belay from the car.

L->R: 

A. Left Loose Flake, 9+ PG-13, 1p, 30', gear or TR.
BA. Unknown (Mine Shaft Roof), 9+, 1p, 30', gear or TR.
C. Mind Shaft Crack Left, 9, 1p, 30', gear or TR.
D. Mind Shaft Crack Middle, 9+, 1p, 30', gear or TR.
E1. Right Crack Left Start, 7, 1p, 20', gear or TR.
E2. Mind Shaft Crack Right, 7, 1p, 20', gear or TR.

Climbing Season

For the Boulder Canyon area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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


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