|The Dark Side
This may be a "chipped route" according to Knapp. I didn't notice it when I climbed it like I did "Fiddler on the Woof" in Clear Creek, but I've never been back to inspect the hold since Knapp claimed it chipped. Nonetheless, this is one of the best routes at Shelf of any rating. The ultimate grab bag of moves; bulges, pockets, roofs, underclings and thin cracks yields an incredibly sustained outing! See photo or book for starting information, but this one's not over till it's over ! Absolute must do !
10-12 clips plus anchors.
Randy near the top of Two Hearts.
|By Joe Collins|
Jun 1, 2004
Hard to imagine you didn't notice the chipped hold at the start on this one. The perfect 4-finger mailslot is most certainly manufactured. There is another questionable two finger right after this, but I didn't need to use it... shorter people might have to. From the 2nd bolt onward, the climbing is sustained, tricky, and long... 3-stars. If you find long-5.11s with one move of V6 more troubling than route modification, you'll love this route.
Nov 4, 2007
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a
FA -- Mark Van Horn and Ed Schmidt.
|By Phil Lauffen|
From: The Bubble
May 11, 2009
Really, really fun route.
From: Morrison, CO
Feb 27, 2010
Ben's Dad? If so, I think it's spelled Schmitt.