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The North End 


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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 38.6452, -105.2205 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

2.2 miles past the Cactus Cliff pullout (as explained in the new guide).

Drive the dirt road until just before it crosses the creek, there are two pullouts. Walk back up the road about 30 yards (south) to just past the green gate and head up the trail passing a rock kiln shortly off the road. The split in the trail 1/3rd the way up takes you to Heaven (left/straight) or to Gallagher Buttress (right). 10 min hike.


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The Classics

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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Featured Route For The North End
Larissa on the lower and beginning section of King Coral.

King Coral 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  CO : Shelf Road : The North End
A fun and pockety route common to the style on this particular wall (the Swiss Cheese Wall.) The crux is pulling the bulge near the top and working to the anchors on vertical to slightly overhanging terrain. The lower section feels 5.10c-ish and is really fun with lots of good jugs and pockets....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By GeoffElson
Apr 15, 2009

Can some elaborate on how to get there for people who don't have the new guide?

By WAGbag
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From: Denver, CO
May 31, 2010

Drive the dirt road until just before it crosses the creek, there are two pullouts. Walk back up the road about 30 yards (south) to just past the green gate and head up the trail passing a rock kiln shortly off the road. The split in the trail 1/3rd the way up takes you to Heaven (left/straight) or to Gallagher Buttress (right). 10 min hike.