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Prodigal Son IV 5.9 C2 - A2 popular

Average Rating = 4.14/5 Average Rating : 4.14 out of 5
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A standard clean aid rack, lots of small cams and small nuts. 3 rivet hangers.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.17/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This is a great introduction to big wall climbing. The climbing is easy and there is lots of fixed gear. Don't bring a hammer. Maybe a hook or two but you don't really need them. The start of pitch 4, has three headless bolts, so you'll need hangers of some sort. HB offsets are crucial.

Submitted by: funk29 on 2004-05-13
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Route ID: 5016

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: zcooky1 on 2014-03-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars zcooky1

Superb line! Sees shadde all day so extra layer is nice. We fixed to the top of p3 and then went back and finishd in about 7 hours the next day. if lowering jumars down from p3 be careful not to get them stuck in the ramping crack system=SUCK! Rack=triples from .3-2 and doubles of 3-4, medium nuts and lots of offet brassies. SKY HOOK helps a lot for P8

Added: 2014-03-06

Ratings
  Difficulty A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: coryberkebile on 2013-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great route for early fall

The route is shaded all day, it made climbing it perfect with a long sleeve shirt. can easily be done in a day. It goes really fast due to all the fixed gear on it. On last pitch the "crux" placement before the last hook move. forget about a large tricam, just use an offset micro cam just below it.

Added: 2013-11-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Ruddicious on 2009-09-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Prodigal Sun

Last Aid pitch was hard to clean without loosing some carabiners

Added: 2009-09-21

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: buju on 2008-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Wild Hooking!

First big wall solo! booyeah!

Added: 2008-04-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 2005-01-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Solo

Nice and relaxing--straightforward but fun.

Added: 2007-04-06

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