Shelf Road Gallery on Climbing.com

The last month saw some crazy good weather in Southern Colorado. The conditions at Shelf Road were mostly perfect save for a few days. Even so, climbing was still to be had on the worst of them.

I spent 6 days in total over 3 weeks and got in a lot of pitches and actuation’s. One of the trips was a Climbing Magazine staff trip to perform some gear testing and get some much needed R&R in between production cycles.

I was able to put together a small gallery of my best images from these trips and have it shared by Climbing.com.

Climbers include:

Gary Sorcher, Hale Melnick, Kent Coghill, Julie Ellison, Amanda Fox, Dougald McDonald and Andrew Tower.

Here is the link to the gallery.

http://www.climbing.com/photo-video/gallery/climbing_staff_trip_shelf_road_colorado/index.html

Below are a few of my favs from the set. I still have a lot more lifestyle images to sort thru. Lots of good stuff. Psyched to soon have the time to share up!

ImageGary Sorcher sending the relentlessly pumpy Muscle Beach (5.11a) on his first go.

ImageAndrew Tower cruises Dereliction Affliction (5.11b) on a warm afternoon during the staff trip.

ImageJulie Ellison nears the crux during her second go redpoint of Gen X (5.11a)

ImageHale Melnick getting established low on Hurricane (5.12a/b)

ImageHale Melnick fighting the pump and nearing the anchors on Hurricane (5.12a/b)

ImageCold evenings at Shelf are best near the fire with PBR.

Stay warm and enjoy the weather. It’s starting to look very much like winter here on the Front Range. Snow is on the ground and more is on the way. I will be heading back to the Bay Area soon for the holidays and a few weeks of route setting for Valley Rock Gym. Then back to the Rado!

-Alton

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