The Prow Wall (5.14a)

My climbing partner @tomhwright had a tough skin day today up on the mountain – Tom is a bit of a super hero. After my previous partner bailed early this morning, Tom woke up from his warm, cozy bed and offered to support me on my second ground up mission to free the 8 pitch Prow Wall in 5 years. After 5 days of work this month, rapping, bolting, scrubbing, trimming, fixing and jugging, I was ready to finally put this thing to bed. We made it to the crux pitch (#4) by noon and on my third attempt, I linked through the boulder problem and onward upward toward the headwall. We topped out the 20 year project around 3pm just minutes after the sun hit the wall. This was one of the better days of climbing I can remember and one of the best routes I’ve ever done. Thanks Tom. The Prow Wall is approximately 200m and it goes at 5.10c, 5.10b, 5.12a, 5.14a, 5.11c, 5.13a, 5.12b, 5.12a. Thanks to all those who came before and visualized the line. You know who you are. She’s a beauty!!!

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