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The North End is actually an old area little known to a large majority of Shelf goers (that is until the new Shelf guide came out.)Best visited in the spring and summer months for it goes in the shade early in the day. Full details of the area are to be had in the new Shelf Road rock guide.
2.2 miles past the Cactus Cliff pullout (as explained in the new guide).
22 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The North End:
The Lifus's Farm Tools 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Up Your Booty Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Churning in the Cheese 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
King Coral 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
The Function 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 66'
Swanktofy Yourself 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Nyorgai 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
The Form 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Houses of the Holy 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
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Churning in the Cheese 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CO : Shelf Road : The North End
The Swiss cheese of course! This unmitigated classic is easily one of the best 5.10s at Shelf Road. With flawless stone, sinker pockets, and enjoyable movement, this line makes the perfect choice for climbers of all abilities.Begin up the sea of pockets, which get slightly large with height, leading to a fun section of big reaches between jugs. At the horizontal break, the rock becomes less featured as the line trends right, offering an interesting crux on large features. The big holds retur...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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