Getting to the Prow area involves a bit of a hike but itís worth the effort. The area offers some of Gretnaís most inspiring lines and has quality problems across grades. Either hike straight in and warm up on the aptly named Warm Up Crack (V1) and Chetís Children (V2) or project the area and send the classic Islander (V6) and Prow (V6). While youíre there be sure to check out the surprisingly good IT (V4) and crank out a few dozen laps on Serenity Crack(V0).
Take trail beside nature center into the forest. At first three-way trail junction go Right. At second three-way junction go Right and head downhill a short way to third three-way junction. Go Left and follow white blazed trail for a while until you see the Highball boulder on left side of trail. Skirt around the backside of the Highball boulder and take the access trail leading uphill until the trail levels. Continue on the level ground for a few minutes until the trail winds into the Prow Area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Prow Area:
Serenity Crack V0 Boulder, 15 feet
Vigilante (aka Warm-up Crack) V1 Boulder, 20 feet
Astroboy V4 Boulder, 1 pitch, 20 feet
IT V4 Boulder, 12 feet
Islander V7-8 Boulder
Testicles V8 Boulder, 12 feet
The Prow V8 Boulder, 14 feet
Featured Route For Prow Area
Islander V7-8 PA : Mount Gretna : Prow Area
Definitely worth a mention in any conversation debating the best route at Gretna, and could stack up against any area classic anywhere. Both the sit (V8) and the stand (V7) are amazing. The sit used to be V9 but a hold broke and brought it down a grade. No matter how you start it the top is tricky and there are a few different ways to do it. Whether you go with a heel hook, match, or all out dyno is up to you. No matter what you chose you'll be happy you stuck it. ...[more] Browse More Classics in PA