Login with Facebook
Prospect Point Pinnacle
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Creamy Caesar T,TR 
Dire Prospects (aka Unnamed 5.10a) T,TR 
Good Prospects T 
Hard Sell T,TR 
Poor Propects T,TR 
Prospect Point Pinnacle - East Face T 
Prospect Point Pinnacle - West Face T 
Second Day Air T,TR 
Short Sale T 
Son of a Bush T,TR 

Dire Prospects (aka Unnamed 5.10a) 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Old School
Page Views: 124
Submitted By: Tom Mulholland on Aug 22, 2011

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Its got eye appeal, anyway.


This is a short, though cruxy, climb behind the Prospect Point Pinnacle. The guidebook description: Overhang with two cracks above.

The route begins under a low, deep overhang. Begin with an undercling and a sidepull. A nut can be placed from the ground, and another can be placed from the first move. After this, protection is difficult/impossible, as all those beautiful-looking finger pods are actually flaring downwards and outwards.

A series of liebacks and hand bumps leads to a couple weird crimps, then the route follows easy (5.6) blocks to the top. An OK cam can be placed in the obvious large crack near the top.


It is Route #9 in Sven's guide under Prospect Point Rampart. From the West Bluff Trail where you can see Prospect Point Pinnacle, walk down and around onto the highest platform. There are several ~25 ft. climbs here.


Standard rack. Offsets recommended. Don't be surprised if you only place 2-3 pieces.

Comments on Dire Prospects (aka Unnamed 5.10a) Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!