Free Form Wall Rock Climbing
View of the below campsite and area on the hike fr...
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.
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.
Weather station 7.8 miles from here
32 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Free Form Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Free Form Wall:
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
Unknown 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Helium Boys 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Supermax 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Freeform 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Free Form Wall
Supermax 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Colorado
: Shelf Road
: ... : Free Form Wall
So named for the pump you'll feel at the top....Start at a layback crack for 2 bolts. Trend right at the 3rd bolt, then go up and back left past 2 more bolts to a rest stance below the corner. Sustained, pumpy climbing through tricky laybacks and underclings takes you to the anchors at the nice ledge. It gets a little sharp at the top. Lower or rap 80 feet. Be wary of loose rock at the top and the midway rest. As with Solitary Confinement, packs, dogs, kids, etc. should be kept ou...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
BETA PHOTO: Free Form Wall on right and Contest Wall on the le...
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?