Left of Up Valley Goes Downtown
is a bolted hand crack that skirts a small step roof to the left after about 40 feet. Good jams and plenty of face relief keep this route moderate though it still feels a bit stout compared to the "Shelf Road Rock" guidebook rating of 5.10a. Regardless, it is a worthwhile climb that catches shade earlier than some of the more classic lines at The Gym.
10 draws should get you up and down this one.
By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 4, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
One harder move at the top past a tiny ceiling, but with a full rest to the left. Otherwise easy.