5.2 Top Shelf Rock Climbing
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No parking weekdays before 4pm. (Use Saltbox Parking Area at these times).
Do not block pump station access gates at any time.
Be careful not to hit or disturb manholes or other infrastructure.
The Saltbox Parking Area is a new resource, available on weekdays and weekends. Don't bushwhack or create new trails from this area.
Torne Brook Road and the trailhead remain a no-parking area. This is to ensure access for emergency personnel.
Inconsiderate or illegal parking here could lead to permanent closure.
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).
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