Type: Sport, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: Paul Horak & Dave Baltz 1986
Page Views: 2,229 total · 12/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Dec 4, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

You & This Route

11 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


The Prow is the ultra-classic 5.11 of the South Cliffband. Distiguished by the large, triagular overhanging arete that makes up the last 10 feet of the route, the Prow is obvious from the approach trail.

This route is the antithesis of sustained. Beginning up a low-angled, rounded arete on sinker jugs, a good rest below the crook in the arete provides one last shake before the final sprint up the left side of the wildly leaning arete.


This is the 6th bolted line from the downclimb. There are 3 routes that climb on or near this feature. The Prow climbs the middle line, right on the arete.


"4 bolts to a 3-bolt anchor (two chains and one cold-shut); the first three bolts ascend the low-angled arete and the fourth is on the left-hand side (out of view here) of the upper arete (the prow). Rock Climbing New Mexico states 6 bolts to a 3-bolt anchor--this is incorrect." (Jason Hundhausen)