Elevation: 6,780 ft
GPS: 38.62, -105.237 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 51,004 total · 346/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Jun 5, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Tonight
63°F 17°C
Fri
94°F - 65°F 34°C - 18°C
Sat
88°F - 59°F 31°C - 15°C
Sun
79°F - 58°F 26°C - 14°C
Mon
79°F - 57°F 26°C - 14°C
Tue
83°F - 59°F 28°C - 15°C
Wed
84°F - 60°F 29°C - 16°C

Description

This outstanding crag is one of the most popular Shelf Road cliffs outside of Cactus Cliff. The Menses Prow’s great variety of excellent routes and ample sun/shade options lure climbers of all abilities. The cliff‘s horse-shoe shape ensures excellent conditions, while also providing a more secluded ambience than other Shelf crags, even on busy weekends. Hard-men will be drawn to the short, powerful routes on the Bulge Wall, at the far left end of the crag, while beginners will be thrilled by the numerous sub-5.10 outings at the California Ethics Pinnacle.

Getting There

Follow the trail from the old parking lot. Pass a signed trail to the Far Side, continuing on the right/straight fork of the trail. After several minutes, the trail comes to a well-signed T-intersection. Take the left fork (marked “Menses Prow”) and descend for 10 yds into the wash. Cross the wash and follow switchbacks up the steep slope to the Menses Prow. The trail ends below “No Passion for Fasion” at the right end of the cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Menses Prow

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 217
Period Piece
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 246
First Blood
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 118
The Baroque Period
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 87
Lamont's Period
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 89
Prima Nocta
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 91
Dumb Waiter
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 240
Pueblo Gringos
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 169
Lick My Love Pump aka Love Pump
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 88
Turbo Charged, Inter-Cooled Meat…
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 145
The Big Chill
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 211
Menses
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 89
Flashback To Acid Beach
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 118
Slender Fungus
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 145
No Passion for Fashion
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 71
Thirteen Engines
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Period Piece
 217
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
First Blood
 246
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Baroque Period
 118
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Lamont's Period
 87
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Prima Nocta
 89
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dumb Waiter
 91
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Pueblo Gringos
 240
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Lick My Love Pump aka Love…
 169
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Turbo Charged, Inter-Cooled…
 88
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Big Chill
 145
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Menses
 211
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Flashback To Acid Beach
 89
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Slender Fungus
 118
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
No Passion for Fashion
 145
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Thirteen Engines
 71
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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