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Shared By: montay on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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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.


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).


My mistake on the grade. It should be 5.11c. Oct 18, 2001
Bob Robertson
Bob Robertson  
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
Tod Anderson
Tod Anderson  
Good quality - first hanger needs replacing. May 16, 2005
Caleb Phillips
Boulder, CO
Caleb Phillips   Boulder, CO
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
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
Austin Cooner  
Agree, way harder than 11c. If you're short, the moves at the top feel 12ish. Nov 12, 2012
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
the schmuck
Albuquerque, NM
the schmuck   Albuquerque, NM
Not 11c. Probably 11d if tall and 12a if short. Has a short, reachy, and very powerful crux. May 18, 2015
Lost my cellphone here last Saturday. If you have it, please contact me at ajoelrand@gmail.com

Thanks! Oct 23, 2017