Elevation: 6,780 ft
GPS: 38.62, -105.237 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 81,466 total · 465/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Jun 5, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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
 261
Period Piece
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 282
First Blood
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 120
Lamont's Period
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 116
Prima Nocta
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 102
Dumb Waiter
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 96
Smart Server
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 272
Pueblo Gringos
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 199
Lick My Love Pump aka Love Pump
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 171
The Big Chill
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 254
Menses
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 108
Flashback To Acid Beach
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 72
Light Days
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 137
Slender Fungus
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 174
No Passion for Fashion
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 81
Thirteen Engines
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Period Piece
 261
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
First Blood
 282
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Lamont's Period
 120
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Prima Nocta
 116
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dumb Waiter
 102
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Smart Server
 96
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pueblo Gringos
 272
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Lick My Love Pump aka Love…
 199
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Big Chill
 171
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Menses
 254
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Flashback To Acid Beach
 108
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Light Days
 72
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Slender Fungus
 137
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
No Passion for Fashion
 174
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Thirteen Engines
 81
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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