Type: Trad
FA: Harrison & Stuberg, 1981
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Shared By: Tony B on Sep 27, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

The climb is so-so with a good section near the top. The climb starts with an easier wide crack that gets thiner and harder. A good stance comes just before the overhanging jamming crux. This route has some merit in its proximity to GOOD routes like Die Heeda Rule (which is just 6-8 feet right of PTC). The area favorites Brother Jug and Tombstone are just down and right from there as well.

Prime Time Climb has a hard and definite crux that will work most people a little on their thin-off-size jamming. The actual difficulty is hand size-dependent. The problem for smaller folks will be reach, then problem for large folks will be hand-size. If you get to the crux and are 'not ready for prime time', you can bail off out to the right and do the 5.9 variation by that name.

There are some fixed anchors to rap on Hawk Eagle, but if you go, take some long webbing and add a few or replace some. The nearest set to this climb are just down the hill above Bowling Alley.

Protection

A standard rack with set of cams does pretty nicely if you add one large piece for the bottom (which is not hard). The crux is more or less off-hand-sized on the thin size. A green and then red Camalot protect the top crux well right off the ledge.

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