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Aggro Monk S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Black Uhuru S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Blo Jo Jono S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Boulder Hypocricy S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Churning in the Cheese S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Darrylect of Dialect, The S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Form, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Function, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Houses of the Holy S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
I Like It Black S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
King Coral S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
La Primera Vez S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Laser Gods S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Lifus's Farm Tools, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Makadon S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mono Jono S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
New and Unknown S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Nyorgai S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Quiet Time S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stairway to Heaven S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Swanktofy Yourself S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Thing 1, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thing 2, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Under the Hand S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Under the Milky Way S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Unknown S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Up Your Booty Crack S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Richard Aschert / Dave Dangle, April 1990
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Shared By: Dan Dalton on Nov 11, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

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.

Location

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!).

Protection

9 homemade hangers and 2 anchor bolts.

Photos

Rebolted in 2015. Hardware courtesy of the ASCA. Consider a donation today @ safeclimbing.org. Oct 25, 2015
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
Monomaniac
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
Dusting of some underused brain cells... This was a Richard Aschert / Dave Dangle route. Jul 21, 2009