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Shelf Road Climbing

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:15 pm

Would love to see folks' climbing shots!


Here's one from Shelf Road this weekend.

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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby Winter8000m » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:53 pm

Nice! I have planned to get to Shelf for the last two weekends but something always happens. Partner bailes.....etc. Let me know if anyone out there wants to head to Shelf for the weekend. Maybe a 14ers.com Shelf Meeting :lol: :lol: I'll post a couple pictures from some closer areas to me but there not as good as above since the sun was in the way :)

Clear Creek Canyon, "4th of July" Exagerating my face for the camera....or maybe I am that scared :P
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Eldorado Canyon, "The Yellow Spur" Leading P5
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Clear Creek Canyon, "The Great Escape" Wall of Justice, An escape it is!
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And lastly a video of a big King Swing. Or how not to collide into your partner at full force :mrgreen:


Would love to see others climbing shots as well!
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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby TomPierce » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:21 pm

Winter8000m wrote:Clear Creek Canyon, "4th of July"


That's the "5th of July"...that's my birthday, dude!

+1K on a Shelf 14ers gathering. More climbing, less hiking!!
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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:32 pm

TomPierce wrote:+1K on a Shelf 14ers gathering.
-Tom


Interesting thought, you guys. I'd be down for sure.

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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby ebnhils » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:44 pm

Here's one of my 5 year old at REI last week, looking to get him on some outdoor rock soon. Just got him his first pair of climbing shoes.
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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby JohnWilliams » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:14 pm

Here are some form a recent trip to the South Platte area featuring Tom and Sean:

Sean on lead
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Sean and Tom on Classic Dihedral(5.7) at S Platte area
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I dont have any pics of the two of them hauling me up, sorry

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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby mtgirl » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:53 am

I'm still building my climbing skills, but here's one on an easier route at Shelf Road, enjoying some chimney action in winter. What a great winter escape only 15 minutes from home ! :)

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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:28 am

mtgirl wrote: What a great winter escape only 15 minutes from home ! :)




Yes! It's the place to go to work on that winter tan. :lol:

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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:35 am

Johnba wrote:Here are some form a recent trip to the South Platte area featuring Tom and Sean:

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Gorgeous rock!

Where is this route?

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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby TomPierce » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:00 am

Jim: Yeah, that photo shows my best feature, no? :lol: I'd led the route at least 4-5 times over the years, so it was time to pass the baton to Sean (sstrauss here, you met him when we were exiting Harvard/Columbia). He did a great job on his lead. =D>

The route is called alternatively The Classic Dihedral or The Crack of Anticipation, pure trad, located on Bucksnort Slab near Pine. It's rated 5.7+ and I think it's fair for the grade; a bit easier but thinner for the first half or more, then a funky pod at top that's an odd slabby lieback exit. Bolted anchors at top; note it's a full 150', you'll need two ropes to rap. There's a second pitch, not recommended not only for the quality but also because it puts you way too close to the Shorts' house, the property owner. Local climbers have been allowed to climb there for decades with the understanding that climbing be kept low key: be cool with the limited parking, noise, trash, etc. It'd be a real shame to see Bucksnort go the way of the other classic South Platte formations in that valley (Squat Rock, Sphinx Rock) and get closed by landowners.
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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby whit12 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:40 pm

I love Shelf! Healing from a sprained ankle and broken foot so starring at photos of climbing makes me a little jealous :)

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Re: Shelf Road Climbing

Postby Winter8000m » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:03 pm

TomPierce wrote:
Winter8000m wrote:Clear Creek Canyon, "4th of July"


That's the "5th of July"...that's my birthday, dude!

+1K on a Shelf 14ers gathering. More climbing, less hiking!!
-Tom



Tom,

Maybe your right. It's something of July 8) Now I'll remember your birthday!

Let's organaize a date!
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