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Routes in Shambala

If It's Free It's For Me S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Material Issue S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Positions Available S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Twisted Travels S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unknown at Shambala S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: Sport
FA: Mark van Horn, 1994
Page Views: 1,521 total · 7/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jun 17, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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To the left of If It's Free and right off the trail is an overhang move to the blunt arete that forms the South edge of the main East-facing wall. This route is great. It starts with a 5.11 crux between bolts one and two, follows some good edge and arete climbing to a spot shortly below the anchors. A big reach on thin hands delivers a second crux, that is not without it's own spook factor. Stay cool and head for the anchor, this is a fine lesson in problem solving where all the edges seem to disappear. Just stay on the feet, this wall is never past vertical.


Take seven draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.


Tim Stich
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tim Stich   Colorado Springs, Colorado
The climber in the photo is a woman CO Springs people probably know. She sauntered up to the route on crutches and then got to climbing. Aug 15, 2007
Kevin McLaughlin
Colorado Springs
Kevin McLaughlin   Colorado Springs
Probably Carrie Robertson. Sep 27, 2008
Tim Stich
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tim Stich   Colorado Springs, Colorado
That's exactly who it is. Bob was there, too. This was back in 1996, and this crag was the first stone I climbed in Colorado. Apr 11, 2015

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