Type: Boulder, 14 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: GarrettM on Nov 5, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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This is a great 18+ move traverse. Sqat starts down and right of the obvious horn on a medium shelf. bump up to the jug on the top of the horn and start to work left around the front of the horn to slopers. This is where the feet start to go nuts on you. Keep switching feet from the staring hold, to the top of the horn, while moving hands across the lip on slopers (VERY cramped and awkward crux). Not much for feet below your hands so keep them on the horn and move up the small arete to a crappy crimp then to the topout on a square block. Very pumpy topout.

While none of the holds will push your limits, the endless sequence of 18+ moves (least amount ive been able to do it in) will push your problem solving skills and your forarms. Definatly super pumpy at the end and the top out.

Im sure i dont have the first ascent but ive never seen anyone on it, so we dubbed it Prow wow. Also thought it was about a low v3 but some guys iv done it with are calling it v4. If you know the real name and grade, your imput would be loved.


When at the barndoor boulder (huge rock closest to the road on the west side of the pound) look up hill. it is straight ahead and left; the last boulder before the hill gets steep with a obvious prow on the uphill side of it. The prow is the route.

Exit from the top is on the oposite side of the route or just down the prow to your pad.


never really gets more than 4 ft off the deck so a pad and maybe a spotter to move it help. Also maybe some vasaline for when your done for the scraps that you will incure on your calves and forarms


Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
this has also been called the monkey hang on more than on occasion

also just wanted to point out that this is on the Prow Wow boulder if you are looking at the topo. Nov 20, 2008
Will Shiverick
Boulder, CO
Will Shiverick   Boulder, CO
Ive heard it called Alien Head Apr 16, 2009
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH

The route the climber falls on the last moves May 18, 2010
Patrick Feeney
hartland vt
Patrick Feeney   hartland vt
i was working on this the other day,this is on the top of my list for this summer.got the start but couldnt get around the horn at the start.hit the deck pretty good.i tried skipping a few holds and that got in into trouble lol Mar 23, 2012
allen.tate Tate
Norwich, VT
allen.tate Tate   Norwich, VT
This is an excellent line. I spent many hours working it last year, finally sending in the fall. I got back on yesterday and sent on the first try, so much fun! Great to do by yourself cause its low to the ground while still offering a challenge. Jun 23, 2012
Just wondering, has a direct start of some sort been done? I looked at it yesterday and it seemed like there could be a line that starts under and tops out the steep prow that might go at around V5 Jul 24, 2014