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Prow Area

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L to R R to L Alpha
Chetís Children 
cousin IT 
Dark side aka Teachers Pet 
Prow, The 
Serenity Crack 
Vigilante (aka Warm-up Crack) 
Vigilante Direct 
White Dwarf 

Prow Area  

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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).

Most problems have good landings but a few wander so bring at least two pads.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Gretna area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Prow Area:
Serenity Crack   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   
Vigilante (aka Warm-up Crack)   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   
White Dwarf   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   
IT   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   
Astroboy   V4 6B     Boulder, 1 pitch, 20'   
Dark side aka Teachers Pet   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
Islander   V7-8 7B     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Prow Area
Serenity Crack.

Serenity Crack V0 4  PA : South Central PA : ... : Prow Area
Follow large crack traversing left a few moves before moving up on large holds to top. A good cool down or part of an endurance circuit with other area problems....[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

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