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Oct 11, 2012
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What 12s would you recommend at Shelf Road for someone breaking into the grade? Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Joined Jul 17, 2006
274 points
Oct 11, 2012
Stabby
Aoxamoxoa
Heavy Weather
Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
839 points
Oct 11, 2012
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El Tigre wrote:
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That gives me one search result: this post. Do you know if it's on MP?
Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Joined Jul 17, 2006
274 points
Oct 11, 2012
Stabby
I spelled it wrong the first time. Now its a link Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
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Oct 11, 2012
whichever one looks good to you and speaks to you! skiclimber
Joined Jul 18, 2006
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Oct 11, 2012
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Cool, they look good, thanks! Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Joined Jul 17, 2006
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Oct 11, 2012
suspender man
spontaneous combustion if you are tall
hot beach if you have endurance (no hard moves)
New vernacular is a good entry as well at new gym
eric larson
From aurora, co
Joined Apr 11, 2008
79 points
Oct 11, 2012
little twin owls area, lumpy ridge.  with arms wid...
+1 for heavy weather and hot beach. Also check out 'no rest for the wicked' j gatchalian
From denver, co
Joined Jul 25, 2006
385 points
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Oct 11, 2012
FA of The Great Potato (a.k.a. Mt. Ore Ida), Withi...
Another vote for Heavy Weather. Really fun route. Also, I recently climbed Helter Skelter and really enjoyed that route too. Apparently originally rated 12b and listed as 11d here on MP so call it 12a. Jason Halladay
From Los Alamos, NM
Joined Oct 19, 2005
9,561 points
Oct 12, 2012
My dogs got ups yo!
Freeform at Sand Gulch! It's actually pretty steep by Shelf standards. A perfect techy route down low and steep for about 30 feet for the upper half. jarthur
From Westminster, CO
Joined Mar 23, 2008
332 points
Oct 12, 2012
I would recommend Hot Beach or Blade Runner but my first 12 at Shelf was Heavy Weather. JJNS
Joined Sep 30, 2008
505 points
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Oct 12, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
good call on freeform. a lot of great suggestions - shelf has a ton of great routes at that grade. slim
Joined Dec 1, 2004
2,071 points
Oct 12, 2012
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pick pocket at cactus cliff - i think it was powerful but short. Brent Butler
From Boulder, CO
Joined Apr 20, 2010
41 points
Oct 12, 2012
Raised on the mean little routes of Penitente now were we Brent? AndyMac
From Center, CO
Joined Mar 29, 2008
99 points
Oct 12, 2012
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Gotta go Heavy Weather s.price
From PS,CO
Joined Dec 1, 2010
1,366 points
Oct 12, 2012
Brent Butler wrote:
pick pocket at cactus cliff - i think it was powerful but short.


I'm not sure if you get 12 points for Pick Pocket. It is a good suggestion though. The bulge on Pick Pocket is powerful and similar in difficulty to some of the other cruxes on routes mentioned previously in this thread. The difference is that Pick pocket is so short. It's over before you know it. On Heavy Weather, Hot Beach, and others you will have to do cruxes similar in difficulty while carrying a pump.
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