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Crow's Nest 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Paul Davidson and Jim Haisley
Season: Spring to Fall
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jan 31, 2006

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Description 

Crow's Nest is located on the left (climber's left - south facing) side of The Prow in a corner system that doesn't reach the ground. It's sort of right below a scrubby pine tree on that side at the rim. To lead it, you rappel down to a ledge about 20 feet up, set an anchor and climb back out from there. A nice finger crack gives way to dicey intense stemming on slippery walls, then easier off the top.

Protection 

Set of nuts, cams from 00 TCU up to #1 Camalot or so. Emphasis on small cams.


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By Jerimiah Gentry
From: Denver, CO
Apr 8, 2009

This route is a hidden gem. Neat stemming and facey climbing.
By Paul Davidson
Apr 9, 2009

Led this off the ground, no rapping to the ledge.
Really fun moves, too bad so short.
By TylerW
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 2, 2011
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I agree with Paul - you're not doing the route if you only do the last 40 ft... starts with a fun off-fingers crack that looks like it doesn't get done often, to a few mantles and finger cracks up the ledges. totally worth doing from the bottom.