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Panty Prow 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Swain & Swain '94
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Feb 20, 2004

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Panty Prow

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Panty Prow is a really fun arete climb on a formation just left of the main Panty Wall. It climbs the right side of the wall past 5 bolts.


Quickdraws. Fixed anchor at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Katy O'keefe on Panty Prow
Katy O'keefe on Panty Prow
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Me leading for the first time at the Panty Prow! S...
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Me on the Panty Prow
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It was so hot on Panty Prow

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By Jake Wyatt
From: Longmont, CO
Apr 13, 2004

This climb is a good way to reach the anchors, in order to set up a top-rope for the awesome slab climbs on Panty Wall proper.
By Jim McGuire
Jun 8, 2004

Although it is not the easiest place to get to, especially the uninitiated, I found the Prow to have great position and great climbing. A bit short but in this place at 5.6 it is worth 3 stars IMHO.
By Matt McMurray
From: Castle Rock, CO
Nov 30, 2006
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I would highly suggest this route to a novice climber for the exposure alone. It's 5.6, but you "feel" like you're super-exposed from both sides at different points on the route, especially if you've never been "truly" exposed. I also like to take newbies to this climb for the awesome "Cliffhanger" swing that can safely be done from the anchors with no rope rubbing... just run across the face as fast as you can and then leap for joy! =)
By cassondra long
Nov 11, 2009

The hairiest 5.6 you will ever climb.
By Bracken Christensen
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 26, 2011

I'd say you want to be pretty darn comfortable at the grade before leading this one.
By Adam T.
From: San Diego, CA
Dec 31, 2013

Don't be deterred by the above comments. Yes there is some exposure, but the rating is on par with most 5.6 climbs. Very easy and comfortable if you can keep the exposure out of your head. Great climb and fun to do some rappel running!
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Nov 28, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

Lovely little climb with a great feel and view. No real crux, apart from the run out to the first bolt.
By Sergey Shelukhin
From: Seattle, WA
Jan 3, 2015
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

No harder than the last mini-pitch of big bad wolf (although longer), and that is rated 5-0 on MP description.
By Noah Yetter
From: Lakewood, CO
Dec 19, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13


As of Dec '15, the anchors are glue-in bolts, quicklinks, and winch hooks (one with a broken snapgate). Great for lowering or rapping, but if you want to top-rope any of the routes that share this anchor, you'll need to feel comfortable hanging your gear in the hooks, because anything you put in the bolts or links will be edge-loaded.
By David Kerkeslager
From: Brooklyn, NY
Apr 25, 2017
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

A fall nearing the first bolt would be very serious indeed. Falls further up would leave you on either side of the arete, where it might be difficult to get back on the route. It's an easy route with wonderful views but definitely be comfortable with the grade before trying.

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