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Form, The S 
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Houses of the Holy S 
I Like It Black S 
King Coral S 
La Primera Vez S 
Laser Gods S 
Lifus's Farm Tools, The S 
Makadon S 
Mono Jono S 
Nyorgai S 
Quiet Time S 
Stairway to Heaven S 
Swanktofy Yourself S 
Under the Hand S 
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The North End Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 38.6452, -105.2205 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
Submitted By: John Musso on Mar 20, 2006
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',10],['5.11',6],['5.12',5],['5.13',2],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The North End

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The North End:
Quiet Time   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Lifus's Farm Tools   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Churning in the Cheese   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
King Coral   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Function   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 66'   
Swanktofy Yourself   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Nyorgai   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Form   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Stairway to Heaven   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Houses of the Holy   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For The North End
Rock Climbing Photo: Onsighting HoH.

Houses of the Holy 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  CO : Shelf Road : The North End
Great stone and thrilling movement make this route among Shelf's better 13a's. The business is brief, but gymnastic, commiting, and fun.Stick clip the first bolt, then make deceptively difficult moves to gain the wall. Good pockets lead to a good stance below the bulge. Follow rounded, slanting crimps and less than ideal pockets up the scoop to a make-or-break huck for the obvious heuco. Pull onto the slab and manage the pump over steadily easing terrain to reach the anchor....[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
Administrator
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.

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