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Prow Wow 

Hueco: V3- Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder, 1 pitch, 14'
Original:  Hueco: V3- Font: 6A [details]
Season: fall
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Submitted By: GarrettM on Nov 5, 2008

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Riley starting this classic


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

Photos of Prow Wow Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Riley mid-crux sending her first outdoor v3!
Riley mid-crux sending her first outdoor v3!
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike with the onsight!
Mike with the onsight!
Rock Climbing Photo: self portrait.
self portrait.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stylin' it.
Stylin' it.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim pulling around the horn.
Tim pulling around the horn.
Rock Climbing Photo: Slopahs!

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By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Nov 20, 2008
rating: V3- 6A

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.
By Will Shiverick
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 16, 2009

Ive heard it called Alien Head
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
May 18, 2010
rating: V3- 6A

The route the climber falls on the last moves
By Patrick Feeney
From: hartland vt
Mar 23, 2012

i was working on this the other day,this is on the top of my list for this 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
By allen.tate Tate
From: Norwich, VT
Jun 23, 2012

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.
By J Meagher
Jul 24, 2014

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

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