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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 6b 20 VII 20 E2 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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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 head up to Menses' Prow. Hike left (west) just past the California Ethics pinnacle. Behind the pinnacle is a lovely hand crack/chimney with guano. To the left of it is a bolted route that starts below a nice looking flake.

Ascend through pleasant technical, but not too difficult moves. After you have passed the flake the climbing will ease up for a bit. However, be sure to save yourself for the end.

It is a good route.

Protection

Van Horn says 4 bolts and gives it an "s" rating. However, my notes say 8 bolts (and it really isn't scary, trust me, I'm a wuss).

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Lost my cellphone here last Saturday. If you have it, please contact me at ajoelrand@gmail.com

Thanks! Oct 23, 2017
the schmuck
Albuquerque, NM
  5.11d
the schmuck   Albuquerque, NM
  5.11d
Not 11c. Probably 11d if tall and 12a if short. Has a short, reachy, and very powerful crux. May 18, 2015
Ben Hall
Boulder, Colorado
 
Ben Hall   Boulder, Colorado
 
Guidebook gives this route 11d/12a slash grade. I agree with the guidebook. Nevertheless, probably one of the best routes at Menses Prow. 11c onsight is comical; 11d/12a climbers, be warned. Feb 14, 2013
Austin Cooner  
5.12a
Agree, way harder than 11c. If you're short, the moves at the top feel 12ish. Nov 12, 2012
Joe Huggins
Grand Junction
Joe Huggins   Grand Junction
Did this yesterday; thought the moves at the last bolt were way stout for .11c. Nice line, but I have to wonder if I was missing something. Oct 17, 2010
Caleb Phillips
Boulder, CO
  5.11c
Caleb Phillips   Boulder, CO
  5.11c
Meh, first hanger is a home-made red angle-iron type and looks bomber as hell, but maybe that's just me. Oct 19, 2009
Tod Anderson
  5.12a
Tod Anderson  
  5.12a
Good quality - first hanger needs replacing. May 16, 2005
Bob Robertson
  5.12a
Bob Robertson  
  5.12a
Great climb with the crux at the last bolt.This climb is way harder then 5.11c.I've done 5.12a that are much easer. Nov 11, 2004
montay
 
montay  
 
My mistake on the grade. It should be 5.11c. Oct 18, 2001