Begin 40-50 feet right of LaCholla Jackson, just right of a brushy dihedral. Climb the nice slab with small, crisp pockets past three bolts to a ledge at mid height. Three choices exist for the balance of the route: layback the right edge, jam / layback the left crack, or fire straight up the narrow face using many small and one monster pocket. Staying with the pockets on the face is probably the most challenging option.
This is a fun route worthy of 1.5 stars. Note that the corner to the left of the route offers some shade late in the day.
One of the better moderates that I've done at Shelf. It is located near the eastern end of Cactus Cliff, just before the cliff starts heading north to the Gym areas. It is by itself just right of a corner, on top of a smaller rise, and the base is surrounded by cacti.
Climb through the first three bolts to a ledge. You then have three more bolts to the anchors. From the ledge you can go left throguh the crack, straight up the face (most difficult), or layback the right arete. I kind of wandered back and forth when I did it. Fun route and well worth the time.
By Larry Shaw Jul 17, 2004 rating: 5.95c17VI17HVS 5a
Thought it was an OK route but most of the 9s at shelf are better than this one.