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Routes in Mural Wall

Anguish and Fear S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Block Party S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bobbit Effect, The S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
DeMartini S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Far Sky, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
John Cruiser Meloncrimp S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Johnny's Route S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Killer Queen S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Los Pepes S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ludlow's Massacre S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
M&M S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Magnum Gropus S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Marching Out S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mogwai S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Monet S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Montage S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Morpheus S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Morrocan Roll S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mosaic S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mother of Invention S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Motif S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mural, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pi S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pretty Fastidium S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Protect the King S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Purple People Eaters S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Red Hot Chili Powder S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Soldier Without Faith S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stalking Fred S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Transition Protocol S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Unknown S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport
FA: Richard Aschert, Dave Dangle, Darryl Roth
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Shared By: Joe Collins on Oct 12, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Located on the Mural Wall, this route takes the line directly right of the small tree up the blank near-vertical wall. A definite testpiece for the grade, the sustained climbing is characterized by sharp thin pockets. A full-on crux awaits near the top where a major crank off a finger-tip mono is necessary.


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Rebolted in 2015. Hardware courtesy of the ASCA. Consider a donation today @ Oct 25, 2015
Curt MacNeill
Boulder, CO
Curt MacNeill   Boulder, CO
This thing is solid at the grade. I broke a few branches off the tree growing out of the wall before the business and made a nice little seat. For 12b, the 20 foot section of climbing leaving the tree requires some serious cranking on pockets. Great fun! Do it!!! May 24, 2013
It was easy to avoid the major crank off the fingertip mono, there are plenty of "good" two finger pockets. And no I don't have little girl hands. Nov 23, 2009
Joe Collins
Joe Collins  
After getting back on this climb this weekend, I have to upgrade my previous quality rating. I even was able to find a sequence that made it feel reasonably in the ballpark of 12b. Its definitely one of the best climbs at Shelf, though you'll probably hate it if you're not into vertical slab climbing on tiny pockets. It climbs more similarly in style to Penitente or the long-forgotten pocket mecca of Cochiti Mesa, NM, than your typical Shelf route. Oct 27, 2003
Here are the correct FA credits for the Mural wall. They may be confirmed with Richard and Dave, who both reside in the Denver area.Montage: Darryl RothMosaic: Richard AschertMural: Darryl RothMonet: Dave DangleMotif: Richard Aschert (though it may have been Dave Dangle... it has been many years now.) Apr 20, 2003
best route at shelf. to begin, work your way up the starting crack behind the tree, throw a left foot onto a small edge in the crack, reach high left for a hard-to-see crimper. This thwarted me many times, till my buddy mentioned this 'savior' crimp. Feb 6, 2002
What about Dave and Darryl? Would not want to leave out that valuable FA info/praise now would we Oct 19, 2001