Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Swain & Swain '94
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Feb 20, 2004
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


Panty Prow is a really fun arete climb on a formation just left of the main Panty Wall. It climbs the right side of the wall past 5 bolts.


Quickdraws. Fixed anchor at the top.


Jake Wyatt
Longmont, CO
Jake Wyatt   Longmont, CO
This climb is a good way to reach the anchors, in order to set up a top-rope for the awesome slab climbs on Panty Wall proper. Apr 13, 2004
Although it is not the easiest place to get to, especially the uninitiated, I found the Prow to have great position and great climbing. A bit short but in this place at 5.6 it is worth 3 stars IMHO. Jun 8, 2004
Matt McMurray
Castle Rock, CO
Matt McMurray   Castle Rock, CO
I would highly suggest this route to a novice climber for the exposure alone. It's 5.6, but you "feel" like you're super-exposed from both sides at different points on the route, especially if you've never been "truly" exposed. I also like to take newbies to this climb for the awesome "Cliffhanger" swing that can safely be done from the anchors with no rope rubbing... just run across the face as fast as you can and then leap for joy! =) Nov 30, 2006
The hairiest 5.6 you will ever climb. Nov 11, 2009
Bracken Christensen
Boulder, CO
Bracken Christensen   Boulder, CO
I'd say you want to be pretty darn comfortable at the grade before leading this one. Apr 26, 2011
Adam T.
San Diego, CA
Adam T.   San Diego, CA
Don't be deterred by the above comments. Yes there is some exposure, but the rating is on par with most 5.6 climbs. Very easy and comfortable if you can keep the exposure out of your head. Great climb and fun to do some rappel running! Dec 31, 2013
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.6 PG13
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
  5.6 PG13
Lovely little climb with a great feel and view. No real crux, apart from the run out to the first bolt. Nov 28, 2014
Sergey Shelukhin
Seattle, WA
Sergey Shelukhin   Seattle, WA
No harder than the last mini-pitch of big bad wolf (although longer), and that is rated 5-0 on MP description. Jan 3, 2015
Noah Yetter
Lakewood, CO
5.6 PG13
Noah Yetter   Lakewood, CO
5.6 PG13

As of Dec '15, the anchors are glue-in bolts, quicklinks, and winch hooks (one with a broken snapgate). Great for lowering or rapping, but if you want to top-rope any of the routes that share this anchor, you'll need to feel comfortable hanging your gear in the hooks, because anything you put in the bolts or links will be edge-loaded. Dec 19, 2015
David Kerkeslager
New Paltz, NY
  5.6 PG13
David Kerkeslager   New Paltz, NY
  5.6 PG13
A fall nearing the first bolt would be very serious indeed. Falls further up would leave you on either side of the arete, where it might be difficult to get back on the route. It's an easy route with wonderful views but definitely be comfortable with the grade before trying. Apr 25, 2017
John Brown
  5.6 PG13
John Brown  
  5.6 PG13
steezy and breezy ! first bolt requires plutonium balls- not the difficulty but scary as fook because if you fell you would be in some deep doo doo. Nov 20, 2017