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Pope's Prow 

Hueco: V5-6 Font: 6C+

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Jan 14, 2007

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Matt working on the Pope's Prow


This blunt arÍte has shattered the egos of many suitors. Eek your way up the polished prow by hugging the arÍte and using some small side pulls for the left hand. Top it off with a adrenaline infused mantle. A sit down start has been done (F.A. Randy Puro) and checks in at V8.

Originally named for local hardman Mike Pope, although he claims he never climbed it. This problem is a real Bishop gem and should be attempted by any visiting climber; it is considered a proud send despite itís rather meager grade. Consider that it was given 5.10+ in the old guide.


Southwest arÍte.


pads and spotters.

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Shanjean working Pope's Prow.
Shanjean working Pope's Prow.
"Pope's Prow".  Photo by Blitzo
"Pope's Prow". Photo by Blitzo
Pope's Prow. March 2010
Pope's Prow. March 2010

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By tcamillieri
From: Denver
Nov 13, 2009
rating: V6+ 7A

So hard.
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Apr 9, 2012

By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jul 27, 2013

I think this was V4 in a guide I saw ten years ago.
By Dustin Stephens
Jan 5, 2015
rating: V4 6B

V4 seems about right
By pdxuller
Mar 11, 2015

V10 will about do it
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