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Shelf Road

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Cañon City, CO
Basics
Season:
Autumn is best for climbing
Rock Type:
Pocketed limestone
Routes:
Lifetime

Description

At Shelf Road there are almost 1000 routes on pocketed limestone. Most of the routes are bolted and vary from 5.7 - 5.13. There is plenty of unrouted rock, and there are other climbing areas nearby and a lot of opportunities for bouldering. There are two main campgrounds in the area available at a fee - Sand Gulch and The Bank.

Climbing sections:
Beyond The Future The Bank
Cactus Cliffs The Bank - 2150 Wall
Cactus Rose The Bank - Back to the Future
Cash Wall The Bank - Surreal Estate Wall
Dark Side The Gallery
Gem Wall The Gallery - Bulge Wall
North End - Gallagher Buttress The Gallery - California Ethic
North End - Heaven-Far left end The Gallery - Incredible Hulk
North End - Heaven-Swiss Cheese The Gallery - Menses Prow
North End - Swahili Wall The Gallery - Mural Wall
Pegleg The Gallery - The Far Side
Sand Gulch - Contest Wall The Gym
Sand Gulch - FreeForm Wall The Vault
Spiney Ridge

Details

Rock Type:
Pocketed limestone
Routes:
Lifetime
Season:
Autumn is best for climbing
Fees:

Bank and Sand Gulch campgrounds
Individual sites - $7 per day
Group sites - $14 per day

Camping Info

Shelf Road Recreation Area includes two developed campgrounds; Sand Gulch and The Bank are located approximately one mile apart accessing a network of designated roads and trails. The campgrounds are reached via Fremont County Road 9 (known as Shelf Road) approximately 12 miles north of Cañon City, CO.

The Bank Campground area has 13 standard campsites and Sand Gulch Campground has 16 standard sites. Each campsite includes a tent pad, kitchen area with picnic table and campfire grate, and parking area to accommodate one or two vehicles. Each campground has one large group campsite, one vault toilet, visitor information kiosk, fee station, access road,and hiking trails. An extensive trail network connects the campgrounds to the climbing cliffs.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
The climbing area and campgrounds are reached via Fremont County Road 9 (known as Shelf Road) approximately 12 miles north of Cañon City, CO.
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