Peg Leg Wall Rock Climbing
This is Northeast-facing on the south side of the canyon. It is shady. This is directly across the road from The North Bank. It gets very small traffic and has an abundance of hard, challenging climbs on thin, vertical, sharp edges and pockets.
It takes an 8 minute hike up the hill from the canyon road. You could park along the road and hike up if the BLM gate at The Bank parking lot is open.
Climbing Season For the Shelf Road area.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For Peg Leg Wall
Clutching At Straws 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Colorado
: Shelf Road
: Peg Leg Wall
This has great moves on vertical, thin feet and small edges and pockets. Powerful and sustained moves will reward you with a clean finish to the top. There is a mini-crux 8 feet off the ground and another crux 3/4 of the way at the top. Continue past the first set of anchors for a 12a section above for 2 more bolts, or about 10 more feet of climbing. The anchor on the 12a section is missing the right bolts, so I suggest downclimbing with personal anchors and rappelling off the lower anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
May 11, 2014
Here is some additional info to help you find the trail: head west along the road in the bottom of The Bank, past the marked trail for the Piggy Bank. A few hundred yards later, there will be a section of road that is adjacent to a cool, little section of the creekbed that has a wall of white rock along it. Maybe a 100 yards past this, there are small cairns on both sides of the road that mark the trail to Peg Leg. The cairns are in a pretty non-descript piece of the road, and the trail is faint, so it is easy to miss. If you get to the large quarry caves, you have gone about a quarter mile too far.
This is a pretty cool wall with short, burly routes on really pocketed rock. Also, most, if not all, of the routes currently have anchors (big improvement - they used to be walkoffs).