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The Prow Rock Climbing 

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The Prow is the highest and farthest back part of the Cookbook, located on the far left hand wall (see Cookbook and Warfare area for more details).

The routes here are long, with massive expossure.

The Prow is a 55' technical face capped off by a gigantic 45' long headwall that sustains a 30-35 degree angle. While not the hardest climbing in the Cookbook, this area is certainly the most exposed.

As with the Warfare area, the terrain and the climbing should not be taken too lightly. The leads on The Prow are mentally challenging for the grades and one should remain mindful while moving around on the ledges.

All routes require a 60 to 70 meter rope.

All routes, except Double Infinity, share the same start up the face to reach the base of the prow.

Getting There 

The Prow is tucked away in it's own little private spot, 150' to the west of the Warfare area.
From the Warfare area, walk left past the large boulder. Follow the catwalk ledge system for 150'. You will arrive at a nice flat platform directly beneath the overhang.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Prow

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Prow:
Edge of Enlightenment   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Prow
Rock Climbing Photo: Dennis Buice basking on his magnificent Grand Illu...

Grand Illusion 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  North Carolina : Cooks Wall : ... : The Prow
Grand Illusion; what a great route. These are some of the biggest holds that you will ever get scared on.This climb takes you straight up the belly of the prow into illusions of grandeur.From the belay platform, climb the right bolt line through the roof. Trend right across the lip of the roof at the second bolt to pull over. Climb the face through cryptic sequences to the base of the overhang. Clip the first bolt on the prow 24" and take the left line through large...[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dennis Buice and Seth Tart on the belay ledge of T...
Dennis Buice and Seth Tart on the belay ledge of T...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Prow at sunset.
The Prow at sunset.
Rock Climbing Photo: GW and Mackenzie McBride finish up their day on Th...
GW and Mackenzie McBride finish up their day on Th...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Prow as seen from the Warfare area.
The Prow as seen from the Warfare area.

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