This route is on Contest Wall, the left side of Sand Gulch. It ascends a blunt arete near the beginning of the wall, a large block which makes a great belay lounger with the right padding sits just below the climb. A good route with technical and continous moves.
6 bolts plus 2 bold anchor.
Per Jason Halladay: The route is on the south end of Contest Wall (west side of canyon). It starts directly above a nice, huge belay boulder. Look for an old hangerless bolt on top of the boulder and a bolt and hanger on the uphill end of the boulder at ground level for belaying. The route is right above this boulder.
|By Lyle Monzyk|
Oct 12, 2001
This is a superb route. Technical and sustained moves throuhout on good pockets with long reaches. For a 10+ this is a must do climb!! It deserves three stars.
|By Jason Halladay|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 13, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
A way-fun bouldery start with two great pockets for hands gets you off the ground past the undercut start to a high first bolt. From there, it's climbing on an improbable-looking, smooth face with good edges to a some steep but nicely-pocketed moves above to sharp rock to the finish.
The route is on the south end of Contest Wall (west side of canyon). It starts directly above a nice, huge belay boulder. Look for an old hangerless bolt on top of the boulder and a bolt and hanger on the uphill end of the boulder at ground level for belaying. The route is right above this boulder.
7(?) bolts to a bolted anchor. The anchor setup is a bit awkward with one high bolt and one low bolt, but it works.
This is one of my favorite routes at Shelf yet. It's got nice variety with a puzzling crux going from the fourth to fifth bolt that's fun once figured out.
|By Allison Fritz|
From: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Nov 13, 2007
I have added this route as a favorite at Shelf, also. From a first look, the route looked difficult but as I started climbing, nice ledges and pockets appeared. I enjoyed the start.
|By Bal Rau|
From: Denver, Colorado
Oct 10, 2011
Are you supposed to start this from the ground or from the boulder? It seemed way harder than 10d either way.