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Routes in Prospector Crag

Big Momma T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Canaries May Fly T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Closest Boulder V0+ 4+
Crack Stuffer T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Empire Crack T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gold Rush S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hard Movement S,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
High Ore TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
House of Cards T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Irradiance T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
It Goes to Eleven TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Jawline for Days V3- 6A
Mandibular Disjunction TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Neversweat S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Practice wall TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rolling stones T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Shaft, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Simple Math S,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Sorbet S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tap'er Light TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Walk the Line S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
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Type: Trad, TR, 85 ft
FA: Brian and Abby Thompson
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Shared By: Brian Thompson on Oct 11, 2015
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Description

House of cards is named for the dubious nature of the rock on the first free ascent. After multiple cleanings a dirty fern redirected the party left into the "house of cards". After pulling nearly every good hold off the wall what was left was pretty solid. The route is much cleaner now, but that is what we said after the first two cleaning efforts! Overall a very fun route that takes an enticing path through three overhanging sections and a big dihedral with good position. Gear placement is ample.

Location

The climb starts near where the approach trail meets the cliff. The large arete to the right is "Goes to Eleven". The tree at the base of the cliff is just to the right of the start of the climb. Climb up onto a small block to reach the splitter hand crack with the fern in it. This slightly overhanging section is intimidating but fun. The next stretch makes its way up through steep (second overhang) broken rock toward the tip of a prominent arete. Pass this on the right and continue up into the dihedral. Follow the crack up toward the block and final overhang. Don't place gear behind the block it feels solid and we couldn't pry if off with a crowbar, but looks detached. Pull this overhang with good holds and clip the chains up top.

Protection

Top rope. Trad. Standard rack. Smaller cams useful. Several pieces in the 1-2" range very useful.
If throwing ropes be careful not to get them caught in the tree at the bottom.

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