Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Richard Aschert / Dave Dangle, April 1990
Page Views: 2,404 total · 17/month
Shared By: Dan Dalton on Nov 11, 2007 with improvements by Noah Kaufman
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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King Coral is a fun and pockety route common to the style on this particular wall (the Swiss Cheese Wall). The crux is pulling the bulge near the top and working to the anchors on vertical to slightly overhanging terrain. The lower section feels 5.10c-ish and is really fun with lots of good jugs and pockets.


From the pullout that is about 2 miles down from the Cactus Cliff road, find a faint trail marked by cairns and head up moderately steep terrain until you reach the limestone cliffs. Take the left fork and pass the Heaven Wall. King Coral is near the middle of the Swiss Cheese Wall and marked by all red hangers (the wall should be easy to find based on its name!).


The 9 homemade hangers and 2 anchor bolts have been replaced. This was rebolted in 2015.The hardware is courtesy of the ASCA. Consider a donation today @ safeclimbing.org.


Dusting of some underused brain cells... This was a Richard Aschert / Dave Dangle route. Jul 21, 2009
Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
IMHO, this is one of the best routes at Shelf--probably top ten. Its clearly the best 5.11 of the 109 I've done at Shelf. The stone on the upper half is as good as the better stuff at Siurana. Jun 7, 2010
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
The North End really has some of the best and most interesting routes at Shelf. Jun 8, 2010
Rebolted in 2015. Hardware courtesy of the ASCA. Consider a donation today @ safeclimbing.org. Oct 25, 2015