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Staying Power 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Glenn Schuler, Paul Foster
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Mar 30, 2003
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BETA PHOTO: The Bank (right).


After jacking your feet up onto the wall and climbing jugs to the first clip, you'll be following the balancy and technical arete. The roof above this has some of the largest holds I've been on at Shelf, yet still demands some attention as the pump grows. The move above the roof, prior to the chains, just might make you laugh if you don't fall off. A Shelf classic in my book, with solid rock -- despite the appearances down low -- great moves and position.


Staying Power is the leftmost route of a trio of fine routes on the next section of good rock to the left (30 feet) of the Surreal Estate Wall. SP is just left of Sparkle in the Rain and two routes left of Once upon a Time.


6 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.

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Mike B looking for his next foot.
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Staying Power, 80's style.
Staying Power, 80's style.
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By Kevin McLaughlin
From: Colorado Springs
Jan 8, 2008

F.A.- Glenn Schuler, Paul Foster This is a very good route, with a need for " Staying Power'.

By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 19, 2009

Fun route! All of the holds are there but you may have to look for them. Can get pumpy if you don't keep moving. There are rests before and after the roof.

By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Glenwood Spri
Jan 13, 2014

Super fun route! Can't much else about it. A must do for sure.

By John Ryan
From: Poncha Springs, CO
Apr 5, 2014

I climbed this in January 2014 - at the crux, there was a very positive flake for the left hand - this broke off while I was climbing it - sorry!