Type: Sport
FA: Bob Robertson
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Shared By: richard magill on Apr 22, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a fun line that burls over a prominent, juggy roof. The crux is just under the roof - a short series of thin and somewhat technical moves to jugs, where the roof-climbing starts. There is another strenuous section after you get over the roof.

This line lies a couple hundred yards to the right of the Mural Wall, on the far right edge of this wall. Walk all the way right until you come to the fence and then look at the cliff. The route has red angle-iron hangers, and the third bolt is a difficult clip.

My guide says 12b, but it seemed sort of easy for that grade. But I'm not too sure, so I'll stick with the guide.


6 bolts.


Heh. Solid pi, eh? I'm sure there are some other nerds that'll get the joke.

Seriously, though. It's only 11d. Apr 26, 2002
Adam Brink
on the road
Adam Brink   on the road
While a very fun route and definately worth doing there is no way it's 12b. At best, it would settle at soft 12a. Do the slew of 12a's on the Mural Wall proper, and you would have to agree. All are as hard or harder than Pi. Peace. Feb 7, 2003
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
There is good size runout (20ft) from the last bolt to the anchors on easy 5.10 climbing. A few small cams in the final undercling might take some of the pucker factor out.

There was a large quick link on the last bolt when I attempted the route. May 30, 2005
Ed Schmitt  
Guy, I broke the quicklink getting scared above it and falling instead of getting my feet up to the ledges. Bob Robertson said I could add an extra bolt, but even after my fall, I decided it was perfect as it was. It was my 50th birthday present to finally get this one. I think it is one of Shelf's best 12a's. Mar 14, 2009
Note, as Ed indirectly said above... this is a Bob Robertson FA. Jan 19, 2012
Rebolted in 2015, hardware courtesy of the ASCA.
Consider a donation today @ safeclimbing.org. Jan 31, 2016