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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: Pat, Azenda, Rick and Jana Thompson, Kevin and Janet Vowles
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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. From here, hike left (west) past the California Ethics Pinnacle approximately 100 yards. There should be a large 15 foot tall ledge below numerous bolted routes. To the right of this ledge is a dark corner with a slab with bolts. This is BOSS method.

This is a good quick warmup or beginner's lead. You can pretty much make this one as difficult as you want. Most people climb it on the left and use the corner for extra holds. However, the right side and straight up the middle go fairly easily as well.

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6 or 7 bolts and anchors.
JFM
 
JFM  
 
I agree with Rob & Arlo (above) - going straight up the slab section is slightly tougher than 5.8, maybe not quite 9+. Nov 30, 2014
jamesm
Canon City, Co
  5.8
jamesm   Canon City, Co
  5.8
A great place to get out of the weather and wind. Apr 17, 2014
Arlo F Niederer
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Arlo F Niederer   Colorado Springs, CO
 
I followed the bolts and felt it was pretty thin, in the 5.9 range, and I'm a good slab climber.

Watched other climbers do it to the left of the bolts in the cracks and flakes, they thought it was 5.7+/5.8- that way. Apr 9, 2013
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
I led this following the flake on the right side and traversed left above the 2nd bolt. The traverse was a bit sketch and felt like it hit the rating of 5.8. A little awkward to gain the anchors. Apr 11, 2010
Rob Migliore
  5.8
Rob Migliore  
  5.8
Good for some morning to early afternoon shade. The left line was the easiest clipping line around a 5.8. I thought straight up was much harder, around 5.9+, despite what the book said. The bolts are a bit far to lead from the right chimney-ish line, but is super fun on top rope. From the top of Boss Method you can access the anchors to Dumb Waiter to set up a top rope. Sep 27, 2004
Larry Shaw
  5.7
Larry Shaw  
  5.7
The crack that follows left seems to be in the .7- range. Sep 9, 2004
Jake Wyatt
Longmont, CO
 
Jake Wyatt   Longmont, CO
 
Maybe the 5.8 rating is a "split the difference" kind of thing.... Following the bolt line seems more difficult than 5.8, but going up the corner just to the left is significantly easier. Feb 16, 2004
Andy - dude, take a pill. Having a coniption over who got the FA on a 5.8 sport line is kind of like making a big deal over who the valedictorian was in summer school. Jun 3, 2003
Hey man I really would like to know who got the FA. I can't figure it out because you have like 5 people of it, but Only one person can get The FA. So if you could tell me who that person is that would be great. Jul 6, 2002
neat little route! Following the bolt line directly seems quite a bit harder than the rating in my oppinion, but as the route description states, the corner to the left is easier ground. Also, once the TR is established, the chimney to the right provides a safe place to practice your chimney technique. Apr 9, 2002