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Shambala
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If It's Free It's For Me 
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Description 

The whole climbing area is assumed under the name Shambala.


Getting There 

The talus field below the mesa top reveals the the whole thing.


5 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Shambala
Carrie Robertson sending after doing the approach on crutches.

Twisted Travels 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c  CO : Canon City : ... : Shambala
To the left of If It's Free and right off the trail is an overhang move to the blunt arete that forms the South edge of the main East-facing wall. This route is great. It starts with a 5.11 crux between bolts one and two, follows some good edge and arete climbing to a spot shortly below the anchors. A big reach on thin hands delivers a second crux, that is not without it's own spook factor. Stay cool and head for the anchor, this is a fine lesson in problem solving where all the edg...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Jared LaVacque
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From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Dec 23, 2008

This area was bolted by Mark VanHorn, Ric Geiman and Eric Chistiansen.
All first ascents were of the above parties and close friends. There was a mini-guide in Rock and Ice in the late 1990s that had Shambala(the bolted area) and Aryuveda (the bouldering and TR area). The area might be closed as it was periodically since it opened, but Shambala should not be mined due to its elevation and hills, cliffs to access it (just speculation), but Aryuveda was in the process of blasting when it was tentatively open. There are approximately 30(bolted) routes...all worth doing, as easy as .9+ and as hard as .12c. The rock is bullet-hard maroon sandstone.