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The North End  


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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 38.6452, -105.2205 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The North End is actually an old area little known to a large majority of Shelf goers (that is until the new Shelf guide came out.)Best visited in the spring and summer months for it goes in the shade early in the day. Full details of the area are to be had in the new Shelf Road rock guide.

Getting There 

2.2 miles past the Cactus Cliff pullout (as explained in the new guide).

Drive the dirt road until just before it crosses the creek, there are two pullouts. Walk back up the road about 30 yards (south) to just past the green gate and head up the trail passing a rock kiln shortly off the road. The split in the trail 1/3rd the way up takes you to Heaven (left/straight) or to Gallagher Buttress (right). 10 min hike.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',10],['5.11',6],['5.12',5],['5.13',2],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The North End:
Unknown   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Lifus's Farm Tools   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Up Your Booty Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Churning in the Cheese   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
King Coral   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Function   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 66'   
Swanktofy Yourself   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Form   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Nyorgai   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Stairway to Heaven   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Houses of the Holy   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For The North End
Pano shot showing the route (with rope hanging on it.)

The Function 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Shelf Road : The North End
Called "one of the best limestone routes in Colorado" in the Shelf Road Rock book, this superb route ascends sweet rock making for a long, quality climb. Thin, sequency moves past the first two bolts (crux) leads to nice crack moves to a strenuous bulge past the fourth and fifth (homemade hanger) bolt. Six more bolts protect the great face climbing through some fantastic pockets to the anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By GeoffElson
Apr 15, 2009
Can some elaborate on how to get there for people who don't have the new guide?
By WAGbag
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From: Denver, CO
May 31, 2010
Drive the dirt road until just before it crosses the creek, there are two pullouts. Walk back up the road about 30 yards (south) to just past the green gate and head up the trail passing a rock kiln shortly off the road. The split in the trail 1/3rd the way up takes you to Heaven (left/straight) or to Gallagher Buttress (right). 10 min hike.