Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Glenn Schuler, Paul Foster
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Mar 29, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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After jacking your feet up onto the wall and climbing jugs to the first clip, you'll be following the balancy and technical arete. The roof above this has some of the largest holds I've been on at Shelf, yet still demands some attention as the pump grows. The move above the roof, prior to the chains, just might make you laugh if you don't fall off. A Shelf classic in my book, with solid rock -- despite the appearances down low -- great moves and position.


Staying Power is the leftmost route of a trio of fine routes on the next section of good rock to the left (30 feet) of the Surreal Estate Wall. SP is just left of Sparkle in the Rain and two routes left of Once upon a Time.


6 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.


Kevin McLaughlin
Colorado Springs
Kevin McLaughlin   Colorado Springs
F.A.- Glenn Schuler, Paul Foster This is a very good route, with a need for " Staying Power'. Jan 8, 2008
Dean Cool
Boulder, CO
Dean Cool   Boulder, CO
Fun route! All of the holds are there but you may have to look for them. Can get pumpy if you don't keep moving. There are rests before and after the roof. Oct 19, 2009
Jordan Hirro
Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Jordan Hirro   Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Super fun route! Can't much else about it. A must do for sure. Jan 13, 2014
John Ryan
Poncha Springs, CO
John Ryan   Poncha Springs, CO
I climbed this in January 2014 - at the crux, there was a very positive flake for the left hand - this broke off while I was climbing it - sorry! Apr 5, 2014
Replaced anchor and a couple bolts in 2015. Some previously chopped/mangled old bolts could use cleanup at some point. Hardware courtesy of the ASCA. Consider a donation today @ safeclimbing.org. Jan 30, 2016
Derek Young
Denver, CO
Derek Young   Denver, CO
Thanks, Nate! Feb 15, 2016
Adam Block
Colorado Springs, CO
Adam Block   Colorado Springs, CO
Healthy gap between bolts 2 and 3. Delicate moves here makes it feel nice and heady. Dec 29, 2016
Matt Jones
Colorado Springs, CO
Matt Jones   Colorado Springs, CO
For a shorter route, this thing packs a punch! Get on it! Jan 19, 2018
Boulder, CO
Branty   Boulder, CO
Great arete climbing, fun dynamic moves up high, great route! Mar 17, 2019
Boulder, CO
michalm   Boulder, CO
This route is equipped with durable lower-off hardware courtesy of the ASCA thanks to your generous donations. Mar 18, 2019