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Member Since: Apr 20, 2003
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Areas = 15
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Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cash Wall : Cash in the Vault (5.13a)
By: Darryl Roth When: Feb 24, 2015

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Comments: I belayed Dave when he made the FA. He didn't use the crack. I'll defer to the truth of the top statement by Monomaniac... "Anyway, it's a great route if you have a pair of Shelf Road Blinders, but trying to establish a consensus grade on something like this is pointless."


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Neopolitan Headrush (5.12a)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 27, 2015

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Comments: Yeah, Zach, Walking on the Moon is my route. It's ape index dependent for the grade. If you have long arms... not too hard. Less than 5'9" and it goes at about .13a.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : Bone 'n' Vein (5.12c)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 27, 2015

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Comments: I was there with Dan at the time. I don't recall him giving a reason for the route name. Generally he just stated names for his FAs and was motoring to do the next route.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : The Ejection Seat (5.12b/c)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: Thanks to Bruno and his re-equip crew for updating my decades old hardware on the Ejection Seat and many other Gym routes!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Far Side : Thick as Thieves (5.12a)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 15, 2015

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Comments: FA: Paul Lanz & D. Roth.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Thunder Tactics (5.11c)
By: Darryl Roth When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: For the historical record: on the first day of development in The Bank, the party consisted of R. Aschert, B. D'Antonio, D. Dangle, and myself. Three lines were chosen to put up. I put in Thunder Tactics, Bob - Le Picher, and Richard - Unusual Weather. Dave Dangle was indispensable in working and developing many Shelf routes but didn't put any up on that first day at The Bank.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Peg Leg Wall : Clutching At Straws (5.11c)
By: Darryl Roth When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: FA: Roth and Van Horn.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Peg Leg Wall : Mr. Peg Leg Speed Work (5.12a)
By: Darryl Roth When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: Note: the route name is Mr. Peg Leg Speed Work, not Mr. Peg Leg Speed Workout.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Contest Wall : Farts of Horsemen (5.12a)
By: Darryl Roth When: Sep 20, 2014

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Comments: I was pleased when Todd Skinner broke into laughter (as was common for Todd) as he told me he was bummed to not have thought of it for a route name of his own. The name is a play on "Tarts of Horsham" at Hueco.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : VHS or Beta (5.11d)
By: Darryl Roth When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: Historical note.... This was the first route put up at The Gym.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : Comin' In Smooth (5.11d)
By: Darryl Roth When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: Something may have broken. I did this shortly after MVH put it up and it wasn't a give away, but I could do it.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym : Hot Rod Lincoln (5.11c)
By: Darryl Roth When: Apr 9, 2014

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Comments: FA: Mark Van Horn.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Rose Cliff : Welcome To The Machine (5.10d)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: As I recall, this was the first route at Shelf drilled with a Bosch roto-hammer (by Richard Aschert), thus the name.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Rose Cliff : Barbecueing Traditions (5.12-)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: Yes, there was traversing done on the FA. Bolts in a straight line weren't intended to deceive but to be best for rope management with reasonable clips where they are. The route isn't a give-away with the subtle sequences and sparse holds. Sounds like you were doing what I did, Zane.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Starving Hippies (5.11c)
By: Darryl Roth When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: It's apparent that the original line has fallen into disuse and a more natural and easier sequence has become the accepted climb here. I've given Lucas my OK for the rebolting and would say that if the original is not what is being climbed, then it's perhaps better to rename it with a community of first ascentionists who are climbing what's natural instead of trying to squeeze every drip of hard out of the Shelf Road resource. Starving Hippies may now be an irrelevant footnote remaining in old ... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Surreal Estate (5.12c)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 17, 2013

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Comments: The bolts are 3/8". I can't guarantee success, but rather than trying to pull old bolts on my routes, you may try pounding them into the hole. I tended to over drill on the depth on my earlier routes. A lot of them have enough depth to bury into the rock and then epoxy over with some dust to blend with the natural color. If you try to pull them, there could be considerably more surface damage.
Of course, if I'm wrong, you'll be cursing me for the 1/2 inch shiny thing sticking out. :)


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Menses Prow
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 9, 2013

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Comments: Andy... as you see the wall has a redness to it... the naming of which was due to Brian Mullen. He is known for frequent off color (no pun intended) route naming. Just look at FA records of Shelf and San Louis Valley climbs. Why he would name it that still baffles me. Facebook him, he's there, and ask. If you find out, I'd be interested to hear as well.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Spray Wall : Photo
By: Darryl Roth When: Oct 4, 2012

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Comments: The original and what seemed to be the most aesthetic boulder problem, put up at the Spray Boulder isn't diagrammed here. It starts on the "Spray Standard Left" holds and follows the obvious jugs until it is possible to drop the right hand to the one pad "Spray Prow" holds on the prow. The left hand reaches over to the next beautiful horizontal and you know how it goes from there. It's the finest set of moves on the boulder, IMHO. It's called "Always The Master".
BTW, The Head Banger was fir... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Dark Side : The Welcoming (5.11c/d)
By: Darryl Roth When: Apr 16, 2012

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Comments: This is a Dave Dangle FA. Richard Aschert and I were along for the ride. Thanks to Dave for another great one!


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Lehigh Gorge State Park : Eagle Cliff : Porkus Non Grata (5.6)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 19, 2012

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Comments: Whoa... I can hardly believe that this would ever be reported. As the name suggests, Jim called this "Ungrateful Pig". A fitting epithet following the slog we did through several inches of snow to do this route.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Mural Wall : Morrocan Roll (5.10b)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 19, 2012

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Comments: Dave Dangle FA


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Mural Wall : Pi (5.12b)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 19, 2012

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Comments: Note, as Ed indirectly said above... this is a Bob Robertson FA.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Mural Wall : Montage (5.12d)
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 19, 2012

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Comments: The rating... who knows. I just know that when I put it up, Richard Aschert and I both thought it was 12d, and we were tweaking Shelf thin piss holds pretty well then.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The North Gym : Pimp's Main Prophet (5.13b)
By: Darryl Roth When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: Great job, Mark. An excellent looking line and an excellent addition to Shelf!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Great Black North : Where Paradise Ain't So Cro... (5.14a)
By: Darryl Roth When: Nov 8, 2011

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Comments: Most excellent send, Mark. Let the climbing world never underestimate the power of a man with a full time job, a wife, and a beautiful new baby.


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