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.
Set of nuts, cams from 00 TCU up to #1 Camalot or so. Emphasis on small cams.
|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.
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 2, 2011
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 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.