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.
BETA PHOTO: The Bank (right).
Staying Power, 80's style.
Mike B looking for his next foot.
|By Kevin McLaughlin|
From: Colorado Springs
Jan 8, 2008
F.A.- Glenn Schuler, Paul Foster This is a very good route, with a need for " Staying Power'.
|By Dean Cool|
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 19, 2009
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.
|By Jordan Hirro|
From: Colorado Springs/Glenwood Spri
Jan 13, 2014
Super fun route! Can't much else about it. A must do for sure.
|By John Ryan|
From: Poncha Springs, CO
Apr 5, 2014
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!