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Barney S 
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Bourgeois Belay Slave aka Bourgeois Belay Dogs S 
Castrator T,S 
Cyborg S 
Don't Think Twice S 
Freeform S 
Guilty By Association S 
Habitually Human S 
Helium Boys S 
Helter Skelter S 
Karma Mechanic S 
Laughing Lab S 
Matilda S 
Maximum Security S 
Minimum Security S 
New World S 
No Math Required aka No Vacancy S 
Onomatopoeia S 
Partners in Crime S 
Pedestrian Gene Pool S 
Red Rocket S 
Solitary Confinement S 
Supermax S 
Swinging Chimps S 
Take S 
Unknown S 
Village Idiot S 
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Free Form Wall Rock Climbing 

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This wall is across the canyon from the Contest Wall. It will be in the shade until noon, or a little after. It has fewer sport routes than many other Shelf wells, but there are actually some trad routes in addition to the sport. From a glance, most routes are between 9 and hard 11, though there are many less frequented easy corners for the trad climbers.

Getting There 

Take the left turn into Sand Gulch just a few minutes after the road turns into gravel. Take the road continuing to turn right, through some campsites until you get to the day parking lot. Walk a little west and you will spot the trail (same as for Contest Wall and Sand Gulch). Walk 15, not more than twenty minutes. Branch off to the right at the sign.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.8 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Free Form Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Free Form Wall:
Cougar   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   
Barney   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Castrator   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Karma Mechanic   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bourgeois Belay Slave aka Bourgeois Belay Dogs   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Unknown   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pedestrian Gene Pool   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
No Math Required aka No Vacancy   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Helium Boys   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Village Idiot   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Minimum Security   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Partners in Crime   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Supermax   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Solitary Confinement   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Helter Skelter   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Onomatopoeia   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Freeform   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Just past the crux.

Partners in Crime 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Colorado : Shelf Road : ... : Free Form Wall
This has a height-dependent start. Find the perfect round hole in the face, then look up for the next hold. This will test your ape index and probably fry your forearms. It is a bit sporty to the second bolt and the climbing is hard, so beware. Find superb flakes, sidepulls, and pockets all the way to the top.Per Matt Richardson: start on sharp pockets (as all climbs on this wall seem to). Move to a good pocket to the left of the first bolt. From here is the first and most technical crux of the ro...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Matt Richardson
From: Longmont, CO
Sep 11, 2007
A route was recently put up near where the trail through the canyon comes up to Free Form - I saw the guy bolting it over Memorial Day. It is a nice route and I think it goes at 5.9 or less. Anybody have any ideas who it was who put it up (I forgot to ask him his name) and what he decided to call it?

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