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Harsh Reality 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type: Sport, 2 pitches, 190'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: jtwalter on Nov 19, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: A-Past Lives 5.9
B-Caging the Zealot 5.10b

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Harsh Reality starts on a lower angle ramp that steepens as it gets closer to the crux on the first pitch. Varnished holds, great exposure, and a long first pitch mark this typical Prophecy Wall route.

Pitch 1 - (5.9, 130 feet, 12 bolts) - Climb up and right on varnished holds that leads to the large crack system that start midway up the first pitch. Climb past mid route rappel anchors. Crux is the small roof at the 9th bolt. Continue climbing up lower angled climbing past 3 more bolts to a spacious ledge for the belay.

Pitch 2 - (5.9, 50 feet, 5 bolts) - Continue up the wall and to the right. Climb ends before the top of the wall.

Descent - Rap the route with two rappels. Mid route rappel anchors


Located 20 feet right of the start of Caging the Zealot.


12 bolts plus rappel anchors.

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By Hendo
From: Denver, CO
Oct 9, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

First time at Prophecy wall. The sandy footholds got some taking used to, and a foothold broke off while climbing, but still really fun! Gonna definitely spend a good weekend in this area.

The climb is great though. Good exposure for people not used to it (the route starts on a ledge already 50 feet up). The route also gets quite vertical, which is fun for a 5.9