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On the Prowl 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jared Hancock, Mark Ryan, Jenny Ryan - 2006
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Submitted By: Andrew Fischer on May 10, 2011

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Nice slab climb just to the left of an obvious arete. Begin from a small ledge 10 feet above the trail. Use the arete where possible.


Follow the alternate approach trail uphill to a bolted line right as the trail meets the cliff.


5 bolts to a bolted anchor.

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By Douglas97
Apr 11, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

without a stick clip to first moves are very committing, as you are starting on a ledge five or ten feet up, and climbing another five feet to the first bolt.
By Josh Vondran
Aug 21, 2016

From the description given above, my group and I thought we were on this climb. We still aren't 100% sure though. If we were on the correct route, there is absolutely no way this climb is a 5.9 as the RRG guidebook calls it, or a 5.10a as shown above. The bottom 2.5 bolts were definitely a slab climb, but EXTREMELY technical and in at least the 10c-10d range. Above that, the climb got slightly overhanging and was basically a super sustained crimp fest in the quarter to half pad range, with holds being spaced a pretty good distance part. This didn't improve much until the last bolt. All in all I would put this climb in the11b-c range at least. I would love to know if I'm going off the deep end here and talking about an unlisted new route because I'm not sure.

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