This is the comprehensive guidebook covering all the sport climbing to be found at Shelf Road situated south of Denver, near the town of Canon City, in Colorado. These limestone cliffs are an excellent sport climbing area with predominately single-pitch routes on vertical to slightly steep rock. The guidebook covers over 800 routes in the following areas; The Bank, Dark Side, The Vault, Cactus Cliff, Spinney Ridge, The New Gym, and The Gym. Shelf Road is set high in a desert environment that offers year round climbing though the best time to climb is from early autumn through to late spring.
The start of the guidebook has a good overview of Shelf Road including a detailed map, with useful information about camping, where to stay in the different areas and what to do on rest days. At the beginning of each area there is a description of climbing with its aspect and style. All the routes are shown on colour photo-topos, along with a route description and the number of bolts on the route.
Published by K. Daniels Associates in April 2010, this guidebook is in English text, with plenty of great action photographs.
Number of pages is 256.
Size is 150mm x 225 mm.