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The Prow - 5.12b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 2
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Trad)
full rack, heavy on thin and thunb stack sizes
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Do first piich of West face. Head left after exiting the 5.8 arching handcrack to a bolted belay. Head straight up from there for the crux...11b R to a rest then 12b fingers and thumb stacks to a bolted belay. Last pitch is a slab to a steep wide handcrack.

Descent Options:

Rap the route w/ one 70m rope or two shorter ones.

Submitted by: superbum on 2008-11-21
Views: 826
Route ID: 85695

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: camhead on 2011-08-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great crack

wish I had time to lead it. Would probably traverse in from above the initial roof, rather than do the sketchy .11 R section. Awesome splitter, tronsite!

Added: 2011-08-11

  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: bandycoot on 2007-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Mmmmm.... splitter finger crack!

Bring small nuts for the 5.11b R section. I think if you throw enough of the little guys in, you can make it significantly safer. I followed this clean earlier in the month. What a beautiful climb!

Added: 2007-09-05

  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: superbum on 2007-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars YEP

Best crack climb in bishop....

Added: 2007-05-08