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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, 2 pitches
FA: Brian Mullin
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Shared By: montay on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

To find this route, hike into the Gallery Canyon and up to the Menses' Prow. Head left (west) past the California Ethics pinnacle. Just beyond the pinnacle is a nice, south-facing wall of light tan color. There is a faint, crack system (not the nasty chimney) that splits the wall in two. Climb this shallow crack on edges and pockets, and protected by well place bolts. Crux is up towards the top. You can thug your way through this one or use the twinkle toes technique. Good route.

The second pitch, while rarely done, has a few fun moves on it as well. These two pitches can be easily climbed as one.

Protection

The book says 4 bolts and anchors on P1, but for some reason I want to say that it is 5 bolts and anchors. Second pitch is 4 bolts and anchors.
Curt Nelson
Fort Collins, CO
  5.11a
Curt Nelson   Fort Collins, CO
  5.11a
I didn't think it was as good as the 4 stars the guide book gives it. It is a good warm up with 10c climbing for the first part and then 11a (although a little tricky with the side pulls) for the second part. 9 bolts and anchors. Jun 14, 2009
Caleb Phillips
Boulder, CO
  5.11b
Caleb Phillips   Boulder, CO
  5.11b
It's nice as two pitches because the grade is different above and below the lower anchors. I led the top and my gf led the bottom which was nice. The top is solid 11b, the bottom solid 10c. Linked it's awesome, but is definitely pumpy - the upper crux is legit. I can't compare to No Passion for Fashion cause I haven't climbed it, but it's at least as hard as Silverado on Contest Wall, which Knapp calls 11b. May 26, 2009
Layne Wyse
Portland, OR
  5.10c
Layne Wyse   Portland, OR
  5.10c
If you only climb P1, you miss the fun stuff. String it together and get the real deal. Aug 19, 2008
The only way to do this climb is in one pitch. It would be ridiculous to split it into two. Nov 29, 2005
TBlom  
I tried to link the two pitches and was shut down at the upper crux... So close! I think the upper move felt about like 11a, but was really pumpy after doing the rest of the route. maybe next trip. If you can keep thugging upward a jug appears right before the anchors. Sep 9, 2004
Joe Collins
5.11c
Joe Collins  
5.11c
If you're calling the extension (p2) 10d, then I have my doubts that you've actually climbed it. I'll stick with the Knapp rating of 11c. It's a touch easier than Graceland, the hard-11c to the right, but harder than No Passion for Fassion, the 11b/c on the front side of the Prow. Mar 22, 2004
I think the Knapp book says this is 11c for the entire route. I don't know if it's that hard, but it definitely felt harder than 10d on the second part. I think more like 11a/b. Done as one long lead, it's pretty pumpy. Apr 8, 2002