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Member Since: Apr 20, 2003
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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.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : New Elevenmile Guidebook
By: Darryl Roth When: May 31, 2011

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Comments: Perfect timing to heat it up at the crag and then: cool off at 8,000 ft. with the river waiting below. 11 Mile is definitely the spot for great climbing with no crowd and short approaches.

Most excellent, Ben.... The cover looks stellar!!! It's gonna sell out fast.


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : Spray Wall : Rapture (5.13a)
By: Darryl Roth When: Mar 25, 2011

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Comments: This is a Dan Durland FA.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The North Gym : Apogee Pending (5.14a)
By: Darryl Roth When: Mar 15, 2011

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Comments: It does my heart good to see you hit the hardest route at Shelf thus far. Great Job! It's a true contribution and one that will lead to something harder still.
Logan has good reason to be proud!


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Photo
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 27, 2011

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Comments: I think it's called Staying Power.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Photo
By: Darryl Roth When: Jan 13, 2011

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Comments: It's the vehicle that belongs to the guy on the left of this photo... mountainproject.com/v/colorado...


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Working Man (5.12b)
By: Darryl Roth When: Dec 5, 2010

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Comments: Historic note about the name... Dave Nordstrom, one of the unsung and egoless climbers of Shelf Road is a physician who climbed at Shelf for a number of years. Nord would work 10 or 11 hours a day, hit the climbing gym a few nights a week, did hundreds of pounds of squats and spun at his home gym the other nights and then on Friday it would begin....
He'd eat a big meal after work then begin riding his road bike from Black Forest toward Buena Vista through the night. Once he reached Buena, he'd... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gallery : Far Side : Chomping at the Bit (5.13a)
By: Darryl Roth When: Dec 1, 2010

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Comments: This thing repelled me for quite a while, then I found a way to set up into the crux, and launch up. I fired so high that I went three inches above the hold....
I got humbled pretty seriously later on. I heard that Colin Lanz onsighted it and downgraded it to .12b or c.

About grammatically correct... I'm neither politically or grammatically correct when it comes to route names, but my original intention was that it be "Chomping" not "Chompin'".


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Gym
By: Darryl Roth When: Dec 1, 2010

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Comments: A note of history that I haven't seen anywhere... the first route put up at The Gym was "VHS or Beta". I chose it because of the high quality stone. Due to the thin holds and less traveled location, it doesn't see much traffic, but it certainly typifies the style of climbing that was predominant in those early days of Shelf.


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