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A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Abscessed Words to Climb S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
After Dark S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Armies Of Metaphors S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
B.O.S.S. Method, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Back for More S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Baroque Period, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bat Crack T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Big Chill, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Caught in the Middle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chiba Chiba S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cosmic Thing S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dealin' Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dumb Waiter S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fever S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
First Blood S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Strike S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Flashback To Acid Beach S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Graceland S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
I am a Viking S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jumbo Pumping Love S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Krakatoa S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lamont's Period S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lick My Love Pump aka Love Pump S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Light Days S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Liquid Affair S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lunch at the Y S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Menses S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Metaphysical Fictions S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
My What a Big Bulge S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
No Passion for Fashion S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Original Route S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Period Epic S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Period Piece S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pig Dictionary S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Prima Nocta S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pueblo Gringos S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Red Dog S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Scratch and Claw S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Shelf's Worst Route S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Slender Fungus S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Smart Server S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Smokin' Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stratabulge S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sudden Impact S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sundogs S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Thirteen Engines S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
True to Tradition/Tucker's Faith S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Turbo Charged, Inter-Cooled Meat Machine S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Weed n' Feed T,S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Mar 6, 2006 with updates from JFM
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

A short climb with variety: face, roof, and finger crack.

Start 5' right of Dumb Waiter, below the right side of the pinnacle, at a tree just above the trail. Climb the face to a roof, turn the roof via a finger crack (crux), step left and continue to the top.

Protection

5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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CalebSimpson  
 
Call me crazy, but this may be one of my favorite routes at Shelf. Loved the finger crack moves about halfway up! Sep 8, 2009
LmsCo
  5.10a
LmsCo  
  5.10a
Chossy, hollow rock to the left of this climb. Several loose rocks and tenuous looking chunks. Be careful! Oct 18, 2010
matt bruton
Colorado Springs, Colorado
  5.10a/b
matt bruton   Colorado Springs, Colorado
  5.10a/b
Good 10 a/b left face above the crack, but it can be a little loose. Jan 25, 2011
Chrissy Crushes
Boulder, CO
Chrissy Crushes   Boulder, CO
The description in the guidebook was confusing...start from a ledge?? 10 feet right of Dumb Waiter? Try 5 ft?.... I agree that this climb was super fun. The rock quality especially through the bottom was rather low. Hollow knocks abounded! Be careful out there! Sep 15, 2014
The latest guidebook is unfortunately totally wrong. The route numbered 53: Dumb Waiter is actually 54: Smart Server, 5.10a. If you stand in the obvious, black corner containing the slab climb "The BOSS Method", there are two climbs within 12ft to the right. The second to the right is "Smart Server" and starts just where the tree/ledge end at the arete. The rock down low is just okay but improves quite nicely once you pull over the first roof via a unique finger crack with edges and sculpted jugs to follow. It's fun, definitely worth a lead on a sunny day.

  • Of note, this climb definitely has 8 BOLTS and a 2 BOLT ANCHOR, not the 5 bolts as published or reported here on Mtn Project.
Feb 16, 2015
S.Mckinna
Cañon City, CO
  5.10a
S.Mckinna   Cañon City, CO
  5.10a
I would climb this one again! Apr 20, 2015
There's more than 5 bolts! (I'm pretty sure there's 7 plus the anchors.) Oct 31, 2017
Ben D.
Colorado
  5.10a
Ben D.   Colorado
  5.10a
This would be a 3-star climb if there wasn't so much vegetation and loose rock on the lower half of the route. Still a whole lot of fun, particularly the finger crack! Nov 5, 2018

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