Type: Sport
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Shared By: Joe Collins on Oct 13, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is located on Menses Prow, immediately left of No Passion for Fashion. Only given 2 stars in Van Horn's guide, this route is easily as good as numerous other 3 star routes at Shelf. It has very fun, movement oriented climbing...a welcome change from the sharp, thin pockets that characterize routes of this grade at Shelf. The first half of the route tackles the bouldery shallow dihedral and arete (crux moving past 3rd bolt). The rest of the route is low-mid 5.11.


9 or 10 bolts and chain anchors.


Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
The bolts on this could use some love. Many of the nuts are lose, so you may want to bring a wrench. Excellent, sustained crimping! Jan 14, 2009
Elijah Flenner
Fort Collins, CO
Elijah Flenner   Fort Collins, CO
Monomaniac is correct. The bolts on this one need some love, especially some of the ancient hangers. Apr 16, 2013
Tyler Gordon
Durango, CO
Tyler Gordon   Durango, CO
This thing has sweet, really cool movement (arete and dihedral in one)with just enough small sharp hold to remind you you're at Shelf. Apr 21, 2013
Dean Cool
Boulder, CO
Dean Cool   Boulder, CO
Not sure we figured out exactly there this line goes. It only took 7-8 draws, but the book says it's 10 or 11, and it doesn't share the same bolts as "No Passion...." Nov 10, 2014
bonnie bonbits
colorado front range
bonnie bonbits   colorado front range
I'm not sure if this falls under info, or condition report, but the right anchor bolt of this route is a bit rather messed up, to say the least, and needs more than just a bit of love. It needs some emergency metal attention, and stat! It's "open link" or "pinch link" (honestly, I tried google searching images and can't seem to find this particular chain link's name) is rotated upward and literally pinched around the bolt hanger itself. I desperately tried to love on it long time, but all to no avail. I don't believe I'm just being little miss safety sass here. I do think this a notable safety issue. So please, do be cognizant of this issue! Mar 19, 2015
Denver, CO
SteveZ   Denver, CO
^^^ In response to the above comment... the anchor is good now, with standard rap rings on both bolts. Also, maybe you're describing a "lap link"? Mar 11, 2016
Ken Duncan
Ft Collins, CO
Ken Duncan   Ft Collins, CO
Great movement, a memorable route in an area where most of the routes run together for me. Nov 28, 2017