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The Mural 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Richard Aschert, Dave Dangle, Darryl Roth
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Submitted By: Joe Collins on Oct 13, 2001

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Jimmy is starting the hard climbing...


Located on the Mural Wall, this route takes the line directly right of the small tree up the blank near-vertical wall. A definite testpiece for the grade, the sustained climbing is cracterized by sharp thin pockets. A full-on crux awaits near the top where a major crank off a finger-tip mono is necessary.


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By Anonymous Coward
Oct 19, 2001

What about Dave and Darryl? Would not want to leave out that valuable FA info/praise now would we
By Chris Cavallaro
Feb 6, 2002

best route at shelf. to begin, work your way up the starting crack behind the tree, throw a left foot onto a small edge in the crack, reach high left for a hard-to-see crimper. This thwarted me many times, till my buddy mentioned this 'savior' crimp.
By Darryl Roth
Apr 20, 2003

Here are the correct FA credits for the Mural wall. They may be confirmed with Richard and Dave, who both reside in the Denver area.Montage: Darryl RothMosaic: Richard AschertMural: Darryl RothMonet: Dave DangleMotif: Richard Aschert (though it may have been Dave Dangle... it has been many years now.)
By Joe Collins
Oct 27, 2003
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

After getting back on this climb this weekend, I have to upgrade my previous quality rating. I even was able to find a sequence that made it feel reasonably in the ballpark of 12b. Its definitely one of the best climbs at Shelf, though you'll probably hate it if you're not into vertical slab climbing on tiny pockets. It climbs more similarly in style to Penitente or the long-forgotten pocket mecca of Cochiti Mesa, NM, than your typical Shelf route.
By heppnerd
Nov 23, 2009

It was easy to avoid the major crank off the fingertip mono, there are plenty of "good" two finger pockets. And no I don't have little girl hands.
By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
May 24, 2013

This thing is solid at the grade. I broke a few branches off the tree growing out of the wall before the business and made a nice little seat. For 12b, the 20 foot section of climbing leaving the tree requires some serious cranking on pockets. Great fun! Do it!!!
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