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Southwest Prow - 5.10a

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This is a fun route that ascends the SW arete of the Colossus. Hike around the corner from the start of Colossus Crack to reach the start just uphill from the far SW corner of the formation. Begin on an easy slab and pick up a 5.8 seam just right of the prow (00 tcu placement). The seam ends on a ramp below a steep arete. Step up right and ascend a splitter finger crack (crux) which veers left to the arete and ends. Above, use the steep arete for a few wild moves (pro below your feet) to reach a belay ledge. An easy pitch reaches the top of the Colossus.

Submitted by: takeme on 2005-05-23
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Route ID: 66836

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: takeme on 2005-05-22 (View Climbing Log)

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Kurt and I did the first ascent of this route 7 years after doing the first ascent of nearby Colossus Crack. "SW Prow" is a very worthwhile route if you're in the area. I led the crux pitch. On the arete at the top, I did a semi-dynamic move from one jug to another. The top jug broke and I started flying through the air, but caught myself on the lower jug to prevent a nice sized whipper!

Witnessed by: Kurt Johnson
Added: 2005-05-22