The Great Barrier Roof
Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
Routes in Shovel Point
|A Dream of White Sheep TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|A Study in Scarlet TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Balance of Power TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Cornered TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Dance of the Sugar-Plump Faeries TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Did Plato Love Trees? T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Ego-itis T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R|
|Gold Plated TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Great Barrier Roof, The T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Great Yawn, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Narcoleptic Epic T,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Out On A Limb T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Rise Over Run TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Ross's Crack T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Sacred Biscuit TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Soldier of God TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Straight, No Chaser TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Straw House TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Tree Route, The TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Wake Up and Smell the Coffee TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, TR, 160 ft|
|FA:||Dave Pagel, FFA: Mike Dahlberg|
|Page Views:||876 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||ferrells on Jan 29, 2008|
|Admins:||Kris Gorny, Chris treggE|
DescriptionWritten in 2007: After careful inspection on rappel, this route is somewhat a mystery to me. I solo-toproped the first pitch, which is a fun 10+, but could not find the rest of the route. An impressive roof sits directly on top of the anchors for the 5.10, but no means of protecting it seem to exist. No bolts, no space for natural gear.
I eased myself off of the anchors of the first pitch into space, and jugged up the rope for the last 1-2 pitch(es), which were covered in lichen.
After asking several people about it, the route is still a question mark. If anyone can speak to the status of the route, please do.
Dec 2008 Update: I've heard back from a couple of people who tell me that the route went free on lead. Very cool. If so, from the look of it, I'd say it's one of the most attractive and intimidating free routes in MN. I hope we get to hear from Dahlberg about the first ascent, or from someone else who's given it a go.
Also possible to aid at C3.
LocationThe right side of the big roof that also holds Ego-itis. Close to below the new wooden observation platform, maybe a little to the west.
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