Type: Sport
FA: Kevin McGlaughlin and Kerry Gunter
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on May 3, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Another brilliant Shelf Route, this time it is on the right side of Menses Prow. Find the inner route on the left (East-facing) wall of an inside corner. Look for a few shakeouts along the way. Start with big holds and stemming from the corner up left to the first bolt. Move past the overlap to the fun sequential, pumpy moves that don't stop until you reach the anchor.


10 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.
Bruno Hache
Longmont, CO
Bruno Hache   Longmont, CO
The second half is sustained, I would rate it 5.11b/c.
In my opinion, this is a must do at Menses Prow.
This routes features nice stemming moves for the first half, then when half way up, moving left onto the face, there are some awesome full extension face moves, which gave me a good pump. Oct 17, 2006
Matt Richardson
Longmont, CO
Matt Richardson   Longmont, CO  
I remember this route being super-pumpy. I had considerably more trouble with this than Slipper Queen on Contest Wall the next day. But, oh what an incredible climb! Definitely a must do - I will come back and get this. May 29, 2007
Kevin McLaughlin
Colorado Springs
Kevin McLaughlin   Colorado Springs
First ascent - Kevin McLaughlin, Kerry Gunter. We were not into lycra - hence the name. This is a nice route. Dec 8, 2007
Curt Nelson
Fort Collins, CO
Curt Nelson   Fort Collins, CO
Awesome route, Kevin. One of my favorites at Shelf so far.... Jun 14, 2009
Patrick Ellinwood
Boulder, CO
Patrick Ellinwood   Boulder, CO
I did this last April and thought it was one of the best 11s I'd done at Shelf. The first third is easier, slightly funky, and then you get out on the big face and hit the crux sequence. This is very much an endurance climb, once you start into the crux it never really lets up. Each sequence gets a little more straightforward and steeper till the end. I'd give this a full 4 stars. Oct 4, 2011
Ben Hall
Boulder, Colorado
Ben Hall   Boulder, Colorado
Pretty solid route until the anchor. Look for a less than obvious undercling to clip the anchors. Still one of the best routes at the Prow. Feb 14, 2013
Jordan Hirro
Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Jordan Hirro   Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Super super fun climb. The start is a tad bit awkward, but the stemming makes it very manageable. After that is pretty sustained. I'd have to agree on great movement and rock all the way to the top. Enjoy! Dec 27, 2013
Nick T
Nick T  
Someone needs to take a wrench up this thing. The entire second half of the climb (including the anchors) is spinners. Mar 30, 2015
Center, CO
AndyMac   Center, CO
Watch out for the climber eating chollas when lowering. Apr 22, 2016
Pink Thunder
Sacramento, CA
Pink Thunder   Sacramento, CA
Two different cruxes: the technical moves on the face for the first two bolts and then the endurance-fest on the last four bolts. One of my favorite routes at Shelf. Oct 16, 2017
Boulder, CO
Branty   Boulder, CO
Really good! The pockets just keep coming, it's incredible! I ended up using a stick-clip for the first bolt -- it was a little high for my taste. Apr 22, 2018
John W
Estes Park
John W   Estes Park
There's no move harder than 11- on this rig, but the pump makes it 11c. Really good route. Sep 27, 2018