Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
Spiney Ridge
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
20th Century Man 
Access All Areas 
Applauding Eagle 
Damn Right I've Got the Moves 
De Gaulle Syndrome 
Down n' Dirty 
Fight Club 
Green Grenade 
Hourglass, The 
Hurricane, The 
New Philanthropists, The 
Purple Toe Nails 
Quoting Yoda 
Return of the Headhunters 
Rising, The 
Short & Sweet 
Stone of Ignorance 
Straight Rocket 
Sugar and Spice 
Toxxxic Entertainment 
Travis is Sole King 
Tree Trimmer 
Weapons Of Mass Arousal 
Unsorted Routes:

Straight Rocket 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Bob Robertson
Page Views: 375
Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jan 5, 2010
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (16)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
At the top of the crack feature, searching for sin...


This clean, juggy wall is one of the steeper consistently angled 5.11s at Shelf, and if it were at Cactus, it would be a popular, highly polished classic.

Begin directly or with some easy stemming up orangish rock. Gain the crack feature and follow it up the gently overhanging wall. When the crack disappears, good sinker pockets provide snaking passage up the wall. The angle relents to vertical, then a slight slab and some technical moves out right & around the arete. Easier climbing up the double cracks on excellent stone lead to the top.


On the far right end of Spiney Ridge, only a few yards from turning the corner to The Gym, is a buttress with ~6 routes. This is the fourth bolted line from the right end.


Bolts to 2 BA.

Comments on Straight Rocket Add Comment
Show which comments
By claramie
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 30, 2010

I thought this route was kinda chossy for the first 3 bolts. Clip another then jump right around the corner (various ways to do this). Continue up past another couple of bolts to a horribly placed bolt anchor.

By slim
Dec 2, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

Didn't really think this route was that great. Not the best quality rock, lower crux is kind of poorly protected (seemed like a good opportunity to pummel your belayer if you come off), the anchor is crappy, and the climbing is just so-so.