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BETA PHOTO: Cactus Cliff - Left (1)
Man-tasia is now named Pi...
This is a new route in between Fantasia and Pick Pocket (aka Man-tasia). Start on a giant, leaning flake and climb up a crack system, then move right on to face sequences. There is a great no-hands rest halfway.
It allows setup of TR for Pick Pocket.
This is left and above Pick Pocket.
Mike on the lower section of Three-Quarter Ton.
Mike leading Three-Quarter Ton.
|Comments on Three-Quarter Ton
|By Michael Walker|
From: Loveland, CO
Oct 15, 2007
The new guidebook says "spicy, yet well protected" up top. There wasn't anything spicy about it, but it was very good. Of the 6 5.10s we did in the area, this was the consensus best.
|By Aeon Aki|
Mar 14, 2010
This really is one of the best 5.10s at Shelf. Great movement on good rock with nice stances and increasingly more difficult climbing as you go. Watch out for the microwave-sized Death Block near the last bolt. It is completely detached and is being held in there by nothing but dirt. It would be a public service to trundle that thing before it comes off unexpectedly and crashes into the belayer, dog, or toddler cage that may be staged below the route. It is easy enough to avoid but be careful!
Oct 18, 2010
Did a chunk come off of this route just below the anchors, to the right? Looks like there's something missing up there, and sure felt like it, too. Doesn't look like it was the block Aeon mentioned, but does look like a recent rockfall.
|By Top Rope Hero|
From: Estes Park
Oct 25, 2010
Full ton of fun, though I give it a 10b--felt at least a grade easier, less committing, than Blackman's just around the corner. (Though I went far left, where the chalk runs, at the anchors. Did I cheat?)
Still, a wild ride--definitely worth doin'....
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 30, 2011
Great route. Pumpy. Excellent movement.