Historic note about the name... Dave Nordstrom, one of the unsung and egoless climbers of Shelf Road is a physician who climbed at Shelf for a number of years. Nord would work 10 or 11 hours a day, hit the climbing gym a few nights a week, did hundreds of pounds of squats and spun at his home gym the other nights and then on Friday it would begin.... He'd eat a big meal after work then begin riding his road bike from Black Forest toward Buena Vista through the night. Once he reached Buena, he'd turn south toward Salida then toward Canon City and turn at Penrose. Finally he'd get home Saturday night in Black Forest around 7:00 PM after 24 to 27 hours of cycling depending on the wind and temps. Nordy ate the biggest hamburgers at McDonald's on the ride to keep up with the massive calorie drain. Power bars wouldn't touch his energy needs. After a huge meal in the evening, Nord would collapse and wake up early Sunday AM after 8 - 9 hours of bedwetting sleep. Sunday, he'd meet us and climb 5.11 and 5.12 all day at Shelf. Here's to Nordstrom, the man who could have beat the snot out of Lance Armstrong and Alan Watts wrapped together if he wasn't an ultimately dedicated doctor. Nordstrom was the ultimate athletic animal and consummate, tireless Working Man.