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5.10 TR TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Baxter Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bold is Love T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Chicken Fixin's T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Five Easy Pieces T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Gone Fishin' T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Inferno T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
John's Jugs T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Left Deception T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Megadeath T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Middle Deception Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Now Smell This S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
PMC T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Prow, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Retirement Crack T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Right Deception Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Right Elephant Crack T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Spread Eagle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Spread Flake T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
TT's Terror T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Verse in Ragtime T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Zit Slab T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Scott Baxter
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Shared By: Will Cobb on May 26, 2007
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Portions of Mt. Elden are closed for Forest Thinning Details

Description

The Prow starts by climbing out the left hand wall of a shallow cave to a nice stance below the steep headwall. Climb the fingers to hands crack to the rim. Make a gear anchor (Red and Gold Camalot size) or run the rope way back to the trees.

This is my favorite 5.9 at West Elden.

Location

The Prow is about 40 yards north (Left) of the Deception Cracks. The route is very easy to walk right by. Keep an eye out for a large cave. The route climbs out the left side of this cave.

Protection

1 set stoppers
1 x #0 TCU (Purple Metolius)
1-2 x #1 TCU (Blue Metolius)
1-2 x #2 TCU (Yellow Metolius)
Doubles Purple through Gold Camalot

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This is a really good route! Steep and juggy at the crux! For pro I used many stoppers (#4-#8 or so) plus 1 ea #.5, #.75, #1 camalot, and 2x#2 camalot for the anchor. Aug 22, 2007
Colin Cox  
 
Excellent climb. One of the best lines at West Elden. Recommended. Feb 24, 2011
Highly recommended.
And one of the original Baxter test pieces of the area.
FA - Scott Baxter early 70's ? (perhaps even late 60's ?)
His partner might have been Lee Dexter on this one.
Someone should ask Scott. Mar 8, 2011

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