This has sustained face climbing to gain the arete.
This climb is on the Piggy Bank Wall right between Puking Yuppies and Pig City Nights.
11 clips to anchors.
|Photos of Gen X ation (aka Musso Route) Slideshow
Eric on Musso Route. Photo by Bill Olszewski.
Eric leading Gen X ation.
Lauren cranking the start.
|Comments on Gen X ation (aka Musso Route)
|By Matt Strauser|
From: Ft. Collins, CO
Nov 17, 2010
This is a very fun route with mostly solid rock. D'Antonio's guide book calls it Musso Route. If someone besides John got the first ascent, please let me know.
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 23, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
This is a fantastic and aesthetic line! I don't think there's a move on it harder than .10b/c but the face is very sustained .10a/b climbing, after blowing your arms on the bouldery start. Well protected, a must-do at Shelf!
|By Doug Lintz|
From: Kearney, NE
Apr 10, 2011
Like Bill said, no showstopper crux but plenty of 10ish moves. One of my Shelf favorites.
May 30, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
This is a really good route with good bolt placements. The rock down low isn't great, but the bolts are right where you want them. I avoided pulling on the big flake (4th bolt or so) by going left, which had good climbing. Super fun route and a good find by the FA party.
|By Jordan Hirro|
From: Colorado Springs/Glenwood Spri
Jan 13, 2014
As mentioned above, no move above 10c/d. Just stacked. Definite top favorite 11a at Shelf