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Smart Server 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 6, 2006  with updates from JFM

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Christa Cline working the crack and arete, just ab...


A short climb with variety: face, roof, and finger crack.

Start 5' right of Dumb Waiter, below the right side of the pinnacle, at a tree just above the trail. Climb the face to a roof, turn the roof via a finger crack (crux), step left and continue to the top.


5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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By CalebSimpson
Sep 8, 2009

Call me crazy, but this may be one of my favorite routes at Shelf. Loved the finger crack moves about halfway up!
By LmsCo
Oct 18, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Chossy, hollow rock to the left of this climb. Several loose rocks and tenuous looking chunks. Be careful!
By matt bruton
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jan 25, 2011
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Good 10 a/b left face above the crack, but it can be a little loose.
By Chrissy Crushes
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 15, 2014

The description in the guidebook was confusing...start from a ledge?? 10 feet right of Dumb Waiter? Try 5 ft?.... I agree that this climb was super fun. The rock quality especially through the bottom was rather low. Hollow knocks abounded! Be careful out there!
By lucas dietrich
Feb 16, 2015

The latest guidebook is unfortunately totally wrong. The route numbered 53: Dumb Waiter is actually 54: Smart Server, 5.10a. If you stand in the obvious, black corner containing the slab climb "The BOSS Method", there are two climbs within 12ft to the right. The second to the right is "Smart Server" and starts just where the tree/ledge end at the arete. The rock down low is just okay but improves quite nicely once you pull over the first roof via a unique finger crack with edges and sculpted jugs to follow. It's fun, definitely worth a lead on a sunny day.

  • Of note, this climb definitely has 8 BOLTS and a 2 BOLT ANCHOR, not the 5 bolts as published or reported here on Mtn Project.
By S.Mckinna
From: Cañon City, CO
Apr 20, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I would climb this one again!

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