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The Prow - A2+

Average Rating = 4.83/5 Average Rating : 4.83 out of 5
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Goes clean, a lot of fixed gear is a time bomb though - old heads, rusted pitons. C2F.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A2+
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.70/5
  Rock Quality 4.70/5
  Scenery 4.90/5
  Fun Factor 4.90/5

Description:

A Robbins Classic, and a former valley testpiece-A4 original rating, now C2F. A nice route. This route goes up the corner between the South and East faces of the column.

Submitted by: diesel___smoke on 2003-11-11
Last Modified: 2012-06-11
Views: 1171
Route ID: 13744

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Ratings
  Difficulty A2+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: playboater on 2000-10-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars dont drink the water!

The plan was to climb the route with three people, but we lost the third on the way. Climbed the route in two and a half days. Ran out of water on the second day due to the heat. Watch out for the ring tail cats they will steal your food. Ended up drinking out of a seep on the top, the water brown and had spiders in it. UMMM, spider water! My partner ended up taking a head over heals fall in the north gully hurting his pride a bit. Great route, look forward to doing it again with better style in the future.

Added: 2012-06-21

Ratings
  Difficulty A2+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: USnavy on 2012-06-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Good Line

It was a good line but I am surprised how many ledge falls there were for such a steep route. It seems like every time I looked down on lead there was ledge or section of slab below me. The first crux pitch, the C2+ dihedral, was wet and a bit interesting to lead. The aid was not hard per se, but with a ledge fall below me, a wet crack and not many solid placements in the beginning, it was a bit interesting. Despite being rated C2+, it was not actually the crux for me. The crux came up higher, P4 I think, right off the first bivy ledge. The C2F climbing steepens up and I had to resort to a few sequential hook moves, once again with a ledge below me. It was not hard, just a bit exciting. However, you dont have to use hooks, I just chose to as I am not a big fan of really small offset cams in steep placements.

The reachy bolt ladder was surprisingly more reachy than I thought it would be. It doesent start out that bad but towards the end I was top stepping every bolt. I am 5'8" and had to top step to reach the next bolt. So if you are shorter than that you may want to pass the lead over to your partner on the bolt ladder pitch.

Added: 2012-06-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JAGWire on 1999-06-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars What an Epic

My hard-gal 11 trad leader partner broke-down early. I lead all 13 pitches. We "slept" on the two "ledges", thus taking a whopping 3 days! Christ almighty what a fiasco. Wandered around the top on thurdsay (we started on tuesday) like a pair of jack-asses. My partner was now a sobbing mass. The descent was horrendous. I was doing double duty. Making alternating trips to carry the haul bag and then the back pack. Thus we spent a 3rd night on the rock. Out of water. What a god-awful night we had. We arrived at base by 10am friday. Poor Karin looked like I beat the snot out of her for not cooking dinner right.
I lost 3 toe-nails from doing the descent in my rock shoes - idiot. But I was so tired I didn't trust myself.

Added: 2008-08-21

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: buju on 2008-06-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars done in a day

booyeah

Added: 2008-06-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a A2+
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: rexcarrs on 1995-08-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A good intro to vertical aid climbing

Fun climbing but terrible hauling at the top. Take a ledge if you plan to bivy on the route, the ledges are mostly sloping or poor. I led the 10th pitch all free w/ 5.11a liebacking up the golden corner before moving into a chimney slot & belaying back on the left for easier hauling.

Added: 2008-01-12

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