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About Shelf Road:

A sport climber's mecca with nearly 1000 routes on bombproof pocketed limestone. Routes vary from 5.7- 5.13 mostly bolted routes with lots of untouched rock! There are several walls in neighboring areas and a lifetime of bouldering.

Nearest town or city: Canon City
Directions:

Hwy 50. West To canyon City. Right on fields road appr. 9 miles north is red Canyon and several climbing walls with marked roads and trails. Sand Gulch is on the left, continue past and park to reach pegleg, cactus rose,Darkside,Quarry, and the Main Bank walls.

Latitude, Longitude: 38.62438, -105.22499
Access Issues:
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Autumn
Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

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Forum Discussions (See all 26 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Looking for bouldering partner near canyon city climbingkevin 0 Jul 19 2012, 1:28 PM
With Replies Shelf road guide book tory_c89 4 Feb 04 2012, 9:10 AM
With Replies Shelf road seasons?! mike_devildog 2 Oct 26 2011, 4:00 PM
With Replies Camping tinad29 1 Apr 26 2011, 5:42 PM
No Replies Shelf road over Labor Day 1010843 0 Sep 01 2009, 8:02 PM
With Replies 70 meter rope EJ1020 2 Aug 31 2009, 6:37 AM
No Replies weather wsch 0 Mar 23 2009, 7:02 PM
With Replies Top roping at Shelf? suburbancow 4 Jul 06 2009, 1:37 PM
With Replies Shelf Cliff Routes jeffwiersema 1 Dec 07 2008, 4:08 PM
With Replies shelf road experience Hands 7 Mar 31 2008, 6:40 AM
No Replies Routes not to miss at Shelf Road fancyclaps 0 Nov 26 2007, 2:25 PM
No Replies How was Adopt A Crag @ Shelf? thewyseclimber 0 Oct 01 2007, 8:53 PM
With Replies CLIMBING PARTNER PLEASE! elsongeo 1 Feb 25 2009, 1:52 PM
With Replies Shelf conditions - snow? tradkelly 1 Jan 16 2008, 5:24 PM
With Replies too cold to climb S. CO? c-dub 1 Nov 27 2006, 2:22 PM