The Shelf

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  • Ascents: 113
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The shelf is an obvious ledge about 25 metres long, with a roof a few metres above the ledge running the entire length. Below the crag is an area of flax.



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Starts just left of a corner and below an obvious roof at the very left end of the Shelf. Climb through the roof and up a blunt arête with the pink lichen patches to the second bolt. Move left around the roof and on to the wall, and then back right to the third bolt on the arête (take care). Climb up onto easier ground to a single bolt anchor.

FA: Tony Burnell, 2000

Black wall at the left end of the Shelf.

FA: Tony Burnell, 2001

Just right of Top Shelf. Climb through the small roof on to the wall, then finish as for the previous route.

FA: Tony Burnell, 2001

Powerful moves through the roof left of The Big C.

FA: Tony Burnell, 2001

Hard climbing through the big roof to the third bolt over the lip. Shares the last bolt of Off The Shelf and the same anchor.

FA: Tony Burnell, 2000

Boulder up to the first bolt, clipping off a good hold. Using the pinch above, pull over the bulge on to the wall. Single bolt anchor.

FA: Tony Burnell, 2000

Just right of Off The Shelf, climb to the right of the obvious crack through a bulge. Finish on the anchors of Legends In The Baking.

FA: Tony Burnell, 2000

In the middle of the wall. Start with a steep bouldery sequence up through a small roof to the first bolt, or you can start right of the vege and move left above the roof. Then straight up past the second bolt and directly over a small roof with cool holds. Continue straight up the face with the last bolt out left. Two-ring anchor.

FA: Simon, 1998

Follow a faint right-trending crack then over a slight bulge. Good protection.

FA: Lindsay Main, 2000

Climb up a smooth wall to a ledge and join the groove and crack above. Tend right to finish up a steep crack, ending at the rap station to the left of Tres Estrellas De Oro.

FA: Tony Burnell, 2000

Nice line with small holds, starting from a small ledge. Crux is getting past the 2nd bolt. Follow thin crack to DBA.

FA: Dave Shotwell, 1999

Starts just right of Tres Estrellas De Oro. Climb the face up to the second bolt, then continue up the arête to a single bolt anchor.

FA: Simon Courtois, 1999

Climb the right side of the arête in Whispers And Moans. There are wire placements in the short crack on the arête and a cam placement in the corner to the right, plus wires further up. Finish as for Whispers And Moans.

FA: Tony Burnell, 2000

Climb up the right side of the scrappy corner, continuing up the wall on reasonable rock tending rightward. Protected in the middle but the crack at the top is not useful.

FA: Tony Burnell, 2000

FA: John Iseli, 2002

Climb the corner just right of an undercut arête.

FA: Simon Courtois, 2000

Starts just to the left of Arriba! and shares the anchors for Andele!

FA: John Iseli, 2001

Start as for Face-Off but climb the groove through a bulge, tending left then up to the top.

FA: Lindsay Main, 2002

Climb the steep wall beside the right arête.

FA: Dave Shotwell, 2000

Start 5 metres left of Tiger Wall, up a short wall with a white lichenous ledge above.

FA: Lindsay Main, 2002

FA: Richard Kimberley, 2000

FA: Tim Wethey, 1977

Start at Get to Grips, then climb leftwards across the Mis-spent Youth crack. Finish on the top left of the Tiger Wall.

FA: 2014

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