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Damn Right I've Got the Moves 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Crusher Bartlett, Fran Bagenal, 1987
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Submitted By: Barrett Cooper on Jan 19, 2003

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This is in the center of the leftmost wall on Spiney. The climb follows a noticable crack line up the main face. With good holds and footing all the way, the route is a good alternative to Cactus climbs like LaCholla Jackson.


7 bolts to anchors.

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By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 15, 2003
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

A beautiful and esthetic line; one of the best of its grade at Shelf.
By Larry Shaw
Sep 27, 2004
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I really liked this route...good one for the grade or warmup.
By Livia
From: Moose Jaw, SK
Jul 21, 2005

Very nicely bolted for a newish 5.8+ leader.
By Eddy Daly a.k.a. Two Bears
Nov 10, 2005
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Was on this route 10-10-05. I was cleaning the route on the way down and the fourth bolt hanger came off in my hands. This is valuable pro, as it protects the crux. Jennifer, my belayer, saw the washer and nut fall as I passed the bolt on lead but thought they were pebbles. Nut, washer and hanger are now resting on a small but prominent ledge at the base of the climb (I didn't have a wrench). If you're headed to this area, please bring a wrench and reattach the hanger. This is a very sweet route at the grade. Cheers.Eddy
By Gaar
From: Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Feb 20, 2007

Good climb...Looks like the 2nd bolt is missing to prevent rope drag....IMO chop all the damn bolts and make it a trad climb like is should be!!
By jarthur
From: Westminster, CO
Mar 23, 2008

Maybe I'm just a sport-junkie, but can you safely place gear in Shelf Road's friable limestone? Hmm, maybe that's why the first ascensionist decided to bolt this line. Great line.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Apr 25, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A solid climb. It feels right on for 8+. The 2nd bolt is still missing as of 3/24/2010 but you can place a pink or red tri-cam in a pocket and sling extend it for pro. Yes, I would trust trad gear on this route on Shelf's limestone.
By Steve Zapoluch
Sep 7, 2011

Just there 9/4/2011, the second bolt is still missing. We swung over from Cheers (since we already were set up on TR for that at the same time) to clip in at the third bolt, since it was a bit runout to go from first to third. A more confident leader would probably skip this, though, since the route isn't all that difficult at that point.
By Phence
Jan 15, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Just climbed this on 01/14/2012. The hanger on the second bolt is missing, making it a bit sketchy for 5.8 leaders. As for the rope drag issue, a long draw will solve it. I'll come with a hanger next time I'm there in case someone doesn't beat me to it. Fun warm-up for sure.
By William Mondragon
Feb 23, 2012

I don't think there ever should have been that second bolt, unless you're into z-clipping. A good 5.8 though, not gimme.
By Andrew Mayer
From: Driggs, ID
Apr 8, 2012

As of 4/7/12, the hanger on the 2nd bolt is still missing but, in my mind, is completely unnecessary. You can clip the 3rd bolt once you are standing on the prominent ledge where the 2nd bolt in located. Great climb. Felt more like 9- to me but was at the end of a long day, so I was probably just tired.
By Joel Weinstein
From: Boulder, CO
May 20, 2012

Second bolt is still missing, but it is not needed at all. Not remotely scary or dangerous.
By Southpaw
Jun 1, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Seemed hard for a 5.8. Great route though.
By dseltzer
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 19, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Second bolt hanger still missing. Fine for taller people as you can clip the third bolt from a nice ledge. Scary for shorter people as you need to make a move or two to clip the third bolt. Someone should replace the hanger. Removing it to 'avoid rope drag' is stupid. Just bring a longer draw, or don't clip it if you don't want.
By Taketaketaketaketake ....take
From: Colorado Springs
Mar 14, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Great climb! If your head game is strong, you won't have any issues clipping the 2nd (3rd) bolt, even if you're short. It's maybe 5.7 or lower climbing at that point. I think the rest felt a bit 9ish in parts.

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