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Sudden Impact 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: montay on Jan 1, 2001
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A very unique Shelf route, in that you rappel the route to get to the beginning.

To find this route, hike into the Gallery Canyon and take the trail towards the Menses Prow and Mural Walls. When the trail drops off very steeply to the left into the canyon, keep an eye out for a red-ish block that has some rap anchors. These anchors will be a little exposed to get to, so please be careful. Rappel into the canyon until you reach another bolted belay anchor about half way down. The route on the right is sudden impact.

This route climbs very good rock on sustained technical moves. If you are like me, it will feel like the holds are all pretty good, but they just seem to be facing the wrong way.

If for some reason you are unable to get to the rim you have several options.

If you are TR'ing it and you brought your prussiks, just ascend the rope.

Otherwise, a single rope rappel form the lower belay anchors will most likely reach the canyon floor. (PLEASE verify that your ends reach the bottom first).

From the canyon floor hike either up canyon (towards Menses) or down canyon (towards the parking lot).


6 bolts and anchors.

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By Pam
Feb 2, 2002

Beware if you rap into the canyon that it is choked [absolutely] solid with poison ivy. Better to just dog it to the top.

By Brandon Schirm
From: colorado springs, co
Oct 29, 2009

Does that mean that there is a route on the right? And if so, what is it?

By slim
Oct 30, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

There is, I can't remember the name of it, but if I remember correctly it is about a number grade harder. It's pretty good, give it a shot.