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Routes in Menses Prow

A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Abscessed Words to Climb S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
After Dark S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Armies Of Metaphors S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
B.O.S.S. Method, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Back for More S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Baroque Period, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bat Crack T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Big Chill, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Caught in the Middle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chiba Chiba S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cosmic Thing S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dealin' Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dumb Waiter S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fever S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
First Blood S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Strike S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Flashback To Acid Beach S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Graceland S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
I am a Viking S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jumbo Pumping Love S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Krakatoa S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lamont's Period S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lick My Love Pump aka Love Pump S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Light Days S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Liquid Affair S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lunch at the Y S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Menses S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Metaphysical Fictions S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
My What a Big Bulge S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
No Passion for Fashion S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Original Route S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Period Epic S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Period Piece S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pig Dictionary S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Prima Nocta S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pueblo Gringos S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Red Dog S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Scratch and Claw S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Shelf's Worst Route S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Slender Fungus S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Smart Server S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Smokin' Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stratabulge S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sudden Impact S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sundogs S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Thirteen Engines S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
True to Tradition/Tucker's Faith S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Turbo Charged, Inter-Cooled Meat Machine S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Weed n' Feed T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
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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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Description

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.

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10 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.
Pink Thunder
Lakewood
 
Pink Thunder   Lakewood
 
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
AndyMac
Center, CO
AndyMac   Center, CO
Watch out for the climber eating chollas when lowering. Apr 22, 2016
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
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
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
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
Curt Nelson
Fort Collins, CO
  5.11b
Curt Nelson   Fort Collins, CO
  5.11b
Awesome route, Kevin. One of my favorites at Shelf so far.... Jun 14, 2009
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
Matt Richardson
Longmont, CO
  5.11c/d
Matt Richardson   Longmont, CO  
  5.11c/d
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
Bruno Hache
Longmont, CO
  5.11b/c
Bruno Hache   Longmont, CO
  5.11b/c
Wow!
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