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Pope's Prow 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V5-6 Font: 6C+ [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Jan 14, 2007

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Matt working on the Pope's Prow


This blunt arête has shattered the egos of many suitors. Eek your way up the polished prow by hugging the arête and using some small side pulls for the left hand. Top it off with a adrenaline infused mantle. A sit down start has been done (F.A. Randy Puro) and checks in at V8.

Originally named for local hardman Mike Pope, although he claims he never climbed it. This problem is a real Bishop gem and should be attempted by any visiting climber; it is considered a proud send despite it’s rather meager grade. Consider that it was given 5.10+ in the old guide.


Southwest arête.


pads and spotters.

Photos of Pope's Prow Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Mandala Boulder
BETA PHOTO: The Mandala Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: right side of Pope's Prow
right side of Pope's Prow
Rock Climbing Photo: Messing around on Pope's Prow
Messing around on Pope's Prow
Rock Climbing Photo: Pope's prow
Pope's prow
Rock Climbing Photo: "Pope's Prow".  Photo by Blitzo
"Pope's Prow". Photo by Blitzo
Rock Climbing Photo: Shanjean working Pope's Prow.
Shanjean working Pope's Prow.

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By tcamillieri
From: Denver
Nov 13, 2009
rating: V6+ 7A

So hard.
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Apr 9, 2012

By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jul 27, 2013

I think this was V4 in a guide I saw ten years ago.
By Dustin Stephens
Jan 5, 2015
rating: V4 6B

V4 seems about right
By pdxuller
Mar 11, 2015

V10 will about do it
By Raddam6
Dec 8, 2015

Great climb. The right side of the Arete is also a great climb at V5.

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