Traverse out onto the main corner after passing below the start of Open Book.
Pitch 1: Belay and climb the first easy pitch for 50m or so. There is a nice airy belay ledge.
Pitch 2: Wander up the expansive slab to a ledge under a headwall.
Pitch 3: Strike up the left slanting diehdral at the left edge of the ledge. Stay out on the lower face and utilize great big jugs. Head left for the arete and enjoy the phenominal exposure. Belay on the next big ledge.
Pitch 4: Traverse some goofy stuff across a gap and then head up into the vegetation to a nice ledge where it is obvious people have camped. Belay, and then scramble up the chimney to the top of the wall.
Great route for the grade with great position.
No fixed anchors. Standard Table Rock rack. Walk down the Amphitheatre to get to the base and climb back out to the approach trail.
From: NE, GA
Dec 4, 2010
For a longer version, you can keep going down the descent gully until you are about level with the start of the Daddy, then scramble over to the base of the Prow. This will give you two more pitches of climbing, depending on how you break it up.
Oct 25, 2011
The best way out of the amphitheater! I recommend climbing pitch two on the slabs to the right instead of on the far left if you're in the mood for some more spice. Pro is there on occasion, no moves harder then 5.4.
Had another party simul-climbing this to my left as I led it, no problems whatsoever.
|By Mike Holley|
From: Boone, NC
Mar 13, 2012
Fantastic Climb! Five fun and a excellent exit if you want to try the Mummy, Daddy, Prow linkup in a day! Long pitches and some excellent views! Fairly easy slab climbing in the beginning leads to some fun traverse'e face climbing on huge holds. Beware on the last pitch it is difficult to communicate with your belayer due to the traverse around the corner.
|By Rick Carpenter|
From: Banner Elk, NC
May 28, 2012
Fun route to climb by headlamp at night.
Oct 2, 2012
The climb was good no issues. My only gripe would be getting out. We got to the top and started on a "trail" for about 5 min and then nothing. We beat the bush, rhododendrons, thorns, more bushes for about 1 3/4 of an hour before hitting the main trail at 6:45 pm, losing light rapidly. Not good. Very disappointed considering how often this place gets climbed and no trails out, at the very least suggestions. I'm assuming if one heads south or right (as you come off the Prow) towards the gully we climbed into we would hit that trail.
From: Columbia, SC
Nov 25, 2012
Really easy climbing, lots of places for gear. Kinda fun but nothing great until the last pitch. Stepping out around the corner is the only WOW moment on this climb. In a related matter, my buddy somehow lost one vibram spyridon left shoe on this route. He thinks it was on the last belay ledge, if anyone finds it could you please pm me lol, thanks.
Feb 23, 2013
H20, we had no trouble find the trail out. Once you top out on the prow I remember going right and scrambiling through a dark little hallway/chimney then just stay hikers right on rock slabs and hike maybe 5 mins along the rim of the ampitheatre. This brings you right back to the start of the descent trail into the ampitheatre.
Sep 16, 2013
Yep, another first on the prow! On site trad lead this past weekend, my first! 70m rope links p1 and 2, but beware rope drag. Love p3! No problem finding our way out.
From: Charlotte, NC
3 days ago
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
We mistakenly missed the normal P2 belay and then tried to link P1 and P2 (the P3 roof alcove belay) with a 60m rope. That does NOT work, plus the rope drag is severe even with the use of several 60cm slings.