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Prospector 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: W. Peterson, L. Hadfield 1993
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Submitted By: Jake Wyatt on Aug 7, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Taken 08-07-04.

Description 

Prospector is located near the middle of the Ironside wall, not far past the large boulders on the trail. Start below the distinctive triangular overhang.

Scamper up to the first bolt, then get established at the lip of the overhang to make the second clip. Crank up and over the lip, then past five more bolts to the anchors. Large handholds throughout.

Protection 

7 bolts to the anchor.


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By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 9, 2007
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

This climb has some trick moves at the roof but every hold is there. I believe the tree is off
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Jul 6, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Definitely 5.10a.
By adrenalated
From: Denver, CO
Jul 13, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

My rule for climbing vegetation is if you can hit it on the way down, you can use it on the way up. That said, using the tree isn't really helpful on this particular climb.

Clearly I'm in the minority, but I thought this was one of the best sport 10a's I've done anywhere.