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Sport, 30 ft,
Avg: 3 from 1
FA: Darryl Roth
> Canon City
> Shelf Rd
> Great Black North
Access Issue: This crag may be on Private Property!
The access situation here is a bit murky. According to "Shelf Road Rock", the crag is likely located on state land that is leased to a local rancher. Climbers should treat this area as though it were private property. Keep a low profile, leave your dogs at home, and keep the noise down.
Another fantastic Roth testpiece, this beautiful little route has some of the most jam packed fun pocket pulling at Shelf!
This route begins with large pulls between good monos, to a powerful crux (long draw at the second bolt) between gastons, tech footwork, and a heartbreaking throw to a big sidepull. Keep it together for the top, becuase a technical gaston/sidepull crux guards the anchors.
If it were even twice as long, this would get five stars in a four star system!
This route takes the center line up the borg boulder, just right of Locutus. Pretty easy to find as it's the middle route of the three.
[Hide Photo] The Borg Boulder. "Locutus" follows the left-most line of bolts on the beautiful face. From this angle, it appears to climb the center of the face. "The Borg" climbs thru the whitish patch t…