|Pratt's Rock aka Pratt's Overhang
Pratt's Overhang takes on the obvious, right-leaning slot in the middle of the formation. A few easy moves takes you to the crux at the top. Expect a bit of a grovel no matter how you do it. It is much harder than it looks. A good extension is to start from the good holds low and left on the mantel problem, making it V4 or V5.
A couple of pads will be welcome.
|By Chip Phillips|
From: Broomfield, CO
Jan 23, 2011
The FA of this problem was by Bob Culp & Kenny Parker in the early 1960s ... Pratt's Rock was, however, named after Chuck Pratt.
|By Peter Beal|
From: Boulder Colorado
Jan 23, 2011
I figured you would be on it, Chip.
|By Rodger Raubach|
Apr 30, 2011
rating: V3 6A
I recall being shown this problem by Kenny Parker in 1959. I finally was able to do it in 1965 after a stint in the Army (1961-1964). Imagine: doing this in Kronhofers! This was truly a Bob Culp special, as he did the actual first ascent shortly after I was shown the problem.
I really don't know how Chuck Pratt's name became attached to this rock, 'cause the first time he came to Boulder was in the Fall of 1964 or the Spring of 1965. It may be from his first ascent of the mantle problem in Spring 1965.