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The Prow - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Standard alpine rock rack
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Ascend up to the base of the Prow on 3rd class terrain. The climb starts with a hard to protect 5.8+ move up a bulge with a few loose blocks. After that, the route finding and climbing is easy - just stay on the Prow. The remainder of the climbing never exceeds 5.6. However, you are climbing on the conglomerate knobs that sometimes break off. There are a few false summits along the way. Eventually, you will arrive at a large ledge that will allow you to ascend Challenger Point (to the west) or Kit Carson (to the east by 3rd class climbing). The best option is to continue straight up for another low 5th class pitch to the summit of Kit Carson.

Submitted by: sharpie on 2004-07-12
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Route ID: 55812

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: semicolin on 2003-07-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars finally got it on 3rd attempt

Had to back off twice, once because we got there too late after coming over from the S. Colony Lakes side and weather came in and second time simply because of bad weather. Finally got it on the third time despite a bit of a late start and getting hailed on just after dropping off the peak. Beautiful route.

Added: 2008-07-19

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: cologman on 2007-07-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Technical 14er rte

Fine rte with ample opportunity to run it out, albeit on moderate terrain. Just pull the bulge and fire straight up only pausing to reflect upon how far above your pro you are. Crux is getting there especially if you go up Spanish Crk.

Added: 2007-07-24

Red Point Red Point ascent by: fire_or_retire on 2004-12-05 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-12-05