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Prow Right AKA Dead Dog Arete AKA Gene Machine 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: FA Unknown. FFA Michael Endrizzi
Season: All
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Submitted By: Dreez on Oct 4, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: Pietro and Gene Machine


This route used to be a toprope problem called Dead Dog Arete (or Prow Right) until Mike Endrizzi bolted it by mistake in 2006 (Mike, please post an explanation, sounds like an interesting story). Starts left of Dead Dog Face, where the American flag is spraypainted on. Begin in middle of the prow, follow the bolt line to where it diverges, take a right around the corner to the last bolt and anchors on Dead Dog Face. It's a good climb, an arÍte hugger, with a couple thoughtful moves. Watch your rope for possible abrasion as you round the corner onto the face.

The name "Gene Machine" is in honor of Mike Endrizzi's mentor in life Gene Leonard.

  • RCM&W #49, p. 126



East End, Left of Dead Dog Face



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By Christopherjohnson717
Nov 22, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R

It would be pretty easy to deck this route on many of the ledges with the bolts are set up the way they are.