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The Prow 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Paul Horak & Dave Baltz 1986
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Dec 4, 2006

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Description 

The Prow is the ultra-classic 5.11 of the South Cliffband. Distiguished by the large, triagular overhanging arete that makes up the last 10 feet of the route, the Prow is obvious from the approach trail.

This route is the antithesis of sustained. Beginning up a low-angled, rounded arete on sinker jugs, a good rest below the crook in the arete provides one last shake before the final sprint up the left side of the wildly leaning arete.

Location 

This is the 6th bolted line from the downclimb. There are 3 routes that climb on or near this feature. The Prow climbs the middle line, right on the arete.

Protection 

"4 bolts to a 3-bolt anchor (two chains and one cold-shut); the first three bolts ascend the low-angled arete and the fourth is on the left-hand side (out of view here) of the upper arete (the prow). Rock Climbing New Mexico states 6 bolts to a 3-bolt anchor--this is incorrect." (Jason Hundhausen)


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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Aug 17, 2007

The Prow: 4 bolts to a 3-bolt anchor (two chains and one cold-shut); the first three bolts ascend the low-angled arete and the fourth is on the left-hand side (out of view here) of the upper arete (the prow). Rock Climbing New Mexico states 6 bolts to a 3-bolt anchor--this is incorrect.
Incredible climb though, absolutely a must-do at Cochiti!
By David Baltz
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aug 14, 2008

This route was retro-bolted. Paul Horak originally led it on natural pro with one out pin on the prow itself. I was a little ticked that bolts were placed on the lower slab as it protects well with natural pro. Still, it is a stellar route!