Avg: 3.3 from 4 votes
Routes in A. Shelter 1 Bluff
|Bulge, The TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Camel's Hump T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Chimney T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|City Limits T,TR 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b X|
|Crackpot T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X|
|Dead Dog T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R|
|Devils Backbone T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Dim View T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13|
|Double Barrel T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R|
|Drunkards Crack T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13|
|Easy Crack T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Full Moon Foot Dance V1 5 X|
|George's Direct T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Georges Nose T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R|
|Graves T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Gully, The TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Hip Pocket TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Jill's T,TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Joe's Variation T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Makanda Layback T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Open Book T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Open Book Direct T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|Poison Ivy Center T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Poison Ivy Right T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|Rappellers' Demise T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R|
|Return to Forever "Classic" V3-4 6A+|
|Shotgun T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R|
|Standing On Air T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13|
|Tempura Tour T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Tempura Tour Complete T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Thackery's Wackery V4 6B|
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 6 pitches|
|FA:||Craig Barnes, Gene Charleton 1974|
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|Shared By:||Dave Hug on Jun 30, 2014|
DescriptionThis is the grand traverse that lets one venture across the Shelter 1 Bluff line. This route allows you to climb high above the grassy field below and avoids the harder sections underneath the overhang. A must for anyone desiring to explore the vertical sphere of the bluff. Absolute Classic!
LocationPitch 1: Climb the Makanda Layback to the safety bolt, "give the old bolt a spin for good luck" and rig a belay backed up with a small nut.
Pitch 2: Traverse left through the Open Book gully and continue to the "jug chair" above Dim View and Jills. Than rig a belay.
Pitch 3: From here many options appear. Currently due to vegetation, most people climb straight up and finish from here, but depending on the time of year other variations may seem possible.
First Option: go either up or down 10-15 feet and traverse leftward into the Poison Ivy gully. From there climb nearly to the top and traverse leftward all the way to the Chimney in the woods. From there rig a hanging belay, followed by toping out.
Scary Option: (5.9) From the chimney traverse all the way to Georges as a 4th pitch. John Payne had to blindly place a Friend at his feet for the only "worthy" gear.