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Central Ridgeline, including Ship's Prow

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Curving Crack 
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Exit Wall 
Exit Wall Slab 
Exit Wall, Africa Start 
Finger Ripper 
Ship's Prow 
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Ship's Prow Right 
Ship's Prow Standard 
Ship's Prow-Gill's Reach 
Ship’s Prow Dyno 
Stack This Crack, Jack 

Central Ridgeline, including Ship's Prow Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Sep 3, 2009
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Pete bouldering at the Ship's Prow area.


Currently, there is a trail that leads from the north side of the parking lot through a significant weakness in the ridgeline immediately west of the pay station in the middle of the parking lot. South of this break, the first climbable part of the ridgeline is the Exit Wall. This entry includes climbs from the Exit Wall (northern boundary) to the Ship's Prow (southern boundary).

While Rotary's freestanding boulders are home to most of the classic lines in the area, the ridgeline offers many fun easy climbs and a few more challenging problems. The highlight of the Central Ridgeline is the Ship's Prow, a distinct formation easily identifiable for its unique shape and the striking, heavily chalked Curving Crack. As many as eight or nine lines can be put together on the Ship's Prow, ranging in difficulty from V-easy to V6.

Getting There 

From the parking area, follow the well-worn trail south around the end of the ridgeline, passing the Cat's Eye Face. Once you're beneath the tall, well-featured Bolt Wall, the Ship's Prow should be clearly visible about 35 yards to the north. The bulk of the climbs in this entry are on the Prow; any climbs not on the Prow are located on the ridgeline immediately north.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Central Ridgeline, including Ship's Prow

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central Ridgeline, including Ship's Prow:
Curving Crack   V0- 4-     Boulder   
Ship's Prow   V0+ 4+     Boulder   
Ship's Prow Right   V1 5     Boulder   
Ship's Prow Standard   V2 5+     Boulder, 25'   
Exit Wall   V2+ 5+ R     Boulder, 25'   
Finger Ripper   V3 6A     Boulder   
Ship’s Prow Dyno   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   
Ship's Prow Direct   V6-7 7A+     Boulder   
Ship's Prow-Gill's Reach   V?     Boulder   
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