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5.1 The Shelves

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Anna’s Transformation TR 
Consuelo from the South TR 
Faust TR 
Hans the Nordic Boy TR 
Margarete TR 
Megan’s Disappearance TR 
Mephistopheles TR 
Rachel’s Obsession TR 
Raskolnikov's Duality TR 
Tonio Kröger's duality TR 

5.1 The Shelves Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 660'
Location: 41.14596, -74.16645 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The Shelves - lower Left 2. Rachel’s Obsession ...


Three of shelves of rock each 7-15 feet high, separated by ledges.

Adjacent left (W) down from The Good Book wall. Below the Top Shelf sector. Just right (E) of Crazy Tree sector.
Faces mainly SSW.

Top Rope: access to top of routes -- One way is to hike uphill Right (ENE) along base of cliff to the left (W) end of The Good Book sector, then turn sharp Left and walk carefully, with some scrambling moves, roughly horizontal, on a narrow ledge with some exposure.
But ...
if each climber is lowered on the rope after climbing up, there will be significant abrasion of the rope from it running over the edges of the ledges. And the obvious way to hike / scramble from the top back down to the bottom has an exposed section. So need some creative maneuvering to get both the climber and the end of the rope back down - (or just accept the abrasion).

names of routes: The names follow the approach of the names near the adjacent left end of The Good Book wall, which come from the great American novel, Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. Except this sector modifies that scheme to base the names on a significant European book. So the idea is to use actions or characters or quotes from a significant book of Europe (including the UK), but without actually giving the title or author. Usually you can find the name of the book by doing a web search on the route name, or names from multiple routes side-by-side, or perhaps together with a hint from the Description of the route.

warning: The rock around this sector has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2016. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).

Getting There 

Follow instructions to reach The Good Book sector, then continue roughly W downhill 40-80 feet.

Climbing Season

For the s. Books Tier area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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