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Routes in 5.2 Top Shelf

All Right then, I’ll go to Hell TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Allowed she would Sivilize me TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cartwheel through a Mosque TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cross Bronx wrong exit TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Further Bus TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Left Bracket T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Lemon Tart TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Madness in Any Direction TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Masters of the Universe TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Maybe it Meant something TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Not Eternal TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Opened my Mouth, Almost TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Sampo, The TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Too Rare to Die TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Too Weird to Live, and TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Väinämöinen TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Warn’t no home like a Raft TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Elevation: 670 ft
GPS: 41.146, -74.166 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: kenr on May 10, 2017
Admins: SMarsh

Description

Roughly vertical wall about 20-30 ft high its main sections, taller on its lower left side, shorter on its higher right.

Above left (WNW) from The Good Book sector. Above from The Shelves sector.
Faces mainly SSW.

Top Rope access: Simple (but not short) way to reach top of this wall is to hike uphill Right (ENE) on wide ledge until just past the top of "Call Me Ishmael" and "Harpoon Me" route of The Good Book. Then turn sharp Left and walk along the top roughly W for a ways.

For climbs near the left end, for climbers with sufficient skill, it might be quicker to (carefully) climb up the route "Left Bracket".

names of routes: The names follow the approach of the names near the adjacent left end of The Good Book wall, which come from the great American novel, Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. So the idea is to use actions or characters or quotes from a significant American book, but without actually giving the title or author - (except two of the names are from a great book of Finland bacause the first ascender of those routes was visiting from Finland). Usually you can find the name of the book by doing a web search on the route name, perhaps together with a hint from the Description of the route.

warning: The rock around this sector has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2016. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).

Getting There

Follow instructions to reach The Good Book sector, then at the L end of that sector, just past the routes "Call Me Ishmael" and "Harpoon Me", get onto a narrow ledge and walk (with some scrambling moves) with some exposure, until reach a wider section, then turn sharp Right and go uphill along the base of the Top Shelf wall.

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