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Prow Problem 

Hueco: V5+ Font: 6C+

   
Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
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Submitted By: GeoffElson on Apr 21, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Prow Problem? With the holds indicated. This is no...

Description 

Sit start with your right hand on a right-facing sidepull, left hand on a flat edge. Go with your left up to the left to a sloper and and bump a few inches higher to a good slanted edge. Head straight up to a hard to snag jug and an easy topout.

I am sufficiently confused as to the real name of this problem, I am pretty sure it is called Prow Problem, or maybe something else. Either way it is a pretty fun problem and deserves an entry.

Location 

This is the Northeast bulging arete, left of Purity Control/Pocket Problem.

Protection 

One pad.


Photos of Prow Problem Slideshow Add Photo
Sit start to the Prow Problem.
Sit start to the Prow Problem.
Jared LaVacque on The Prow Problem, V6, Matthew Winters Park, CO.
Jared LaVacque on The Prow Problem, V6, Matthew Wi...
Me struggling on the stand to the Prow Problem.
Me struggling on the stand to the Prow Problem.
Jared LaVacque, past the crux on The Prow Problem, V6, Matthew Winters Park, CO.
Jared LaVacque, past the crux on The Prow Problem,...
Jared LaVacque on The Prow Problem, V6, Matthew Winters Park, CO.
Jared LaVacque on The Prow Problem, V6, Matthew Wi...
Jared LaVacque,ready to top-out on The Prow Problem, V6, Matthew Winters Park, CO.
Jared LaVacque,ready to top-out on The Prow Proble...

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By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Apr 26, 2009

Guide give sit start a V6 and stand start a V3... The sds is one of the better problems on this block.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Dec 3, 2009
rating: V6 7A

This is a fun problem, and a bit harder than its neighbor Epiphany. The sds is definitely a must do. Power, technique, balance and a bit of growl will get you up this one.
By Brandon Conaway
Apr 28, 2012
rating: V6 7A

So, for the sit down start after you get your left hand up to the sloper and then bump it up to the slanted ledge and try to figure out the bad feet, are you just throwing to the giant slanted crimp with your right hand? I come off on this move every time because of the way the hold is facing. Is this the right beta?
By chipacles
May 16, 2012

Did this one today. Very nice, fun problem. I don't boulder enough to know grades, but it felt hard but doable and very enjoyable.

BETA ALERT

Brandon: Once you've got your left hand on the slanted edge, heel hook the side-pull start hold with your right foot. This should let you get your right hand up to the good slanted crimper. Hope that helps.
By Josh Jones
From: Denver, CO
May 16, 2012

Nice send, Chip!