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5.2 Top Shelf

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Further Bus TR 
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Lemon Tart TR 
Madness in Any Direction TR 
Masters of the Universe TR 
Maybe it Meant something TR 
Not Eternal TR 
Opened my Mouth, Almost TR 
Sampo, The TR 
Too Rare to Die TR 
Too Weird to Live, and TR 
Väinämöinen TR 
Warn’t no home like a Raft TR 

5.2 Top Shelf Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 670'
Location: 41.1461, -74.16643 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: SMarsh, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: kenr on May 10, 2017
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Description 

Roughly vertical wall about 20-30 ft high its main sections, taller on its lower left side, shorter on its higher right.

Above left (WNW) from The Good Book sector. Above from The Shelves sector.
Faces mainly SSW.

Top Rope access: Simple (but not short) way to reach top of this wall is to hike uphill Right (ENE) on wide ledge until just past the top of "Call Me Ishmael" and "Harpoon Me" route of The Good Book. Then turn sharp Left and walk along the top roughly W for a ways.

For climbs near the left end, for climbers with sufficient skill, it might be quicker to (carefully) climb up the route "Left Bracket".

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. So the idea is to use actions or characters or quotes from a significant American book, but without actually giving the title or author - (except two of the names are from a great book of Finland bacause the first ascender of those routes was visiting from Finland). Usually you can find the name of the book by doing a web search on the route name, 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 at the L end of that sector, just past the routes "Call Me Ishmael" and "Harpoon Me", get onto a narrow ledge and walk (with some scrambling moves) with some exposure, until reach a wider section, then turn sharp Right and go uphill along the base of the Top Shelf wall.

Climbing Season

For the s. Books Tier area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Top Shelf right center
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Rock Climbing Photo: Top Shelf right
 M. Further Bus
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BETA PHOTO: Top Shelf right M. Further Bus R. Allowed she wo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Top Shelf - Left
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BETA PHOTO: Top Shelf high R routes b
Rock Climbing Photo: Top Shelf - Left Center
BETA PHOTO: Top Shelf - Left Center

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