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Shared By: montay on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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A very unique Shelf route, in that you rappel the route to get to the beginning.

To find this route, hike into the Gallery Canyon and take the trail towards the Menses Prow and Mural Walls. When the trail drops off very steeply to the left into the canyon, keep an eye out for a red-ish block that has some rap anchors. These anchors will be a little exposed to get to, so please be careful. Rappel into the canyon until you reach another bolted belay anchor about half way down. The route on the right is sudden impact.

This route climbs very good rock on sustained technical moves. If you are like me, it will feel like the holds are all pretty good, but they just seem to be facing the wrong way.

If for some reason you are unable to get to the rim you have several options.

If you are TR'ing it and you brought your prussiks, just ascend the rope.

Otherwise, a single rope rappel form the lower belay anchors will most likely reach the canyon floor. (PLEASE verify that your ends reach the bottom first).

From the canyon floor hike either up canyon (towards Menses) or down canyon (towards the parking lot).

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6 bolts and anchors.


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