Prow Rock

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Afternoon sun
15 mins
Uphill

Wharncliffe starts with the pointed block of Prow Rock. This worthy mini-summit can be escaped by a flying leap, though down-climbing is safer. To the right of the pinnacle is a cracked buttress once capped with a pylon.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Steeltown
8m. The steep north face of Prow Rock. Reach the central break then use layaways and an undercut to gain the shelving summit....
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
E5 6b
2
The Moire
8m. The outer arete of Prow Rock is taxing and poorly protected. The landing is typical Wharncliffe, be warned!
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
3
Querp
10m. Gain the base of the scoop in the centre of the west face from the right and make fierce fingery pulls to enter it.
 
Crimpy
E3 6b
4
Outside Route
8m. From the south toe of the tower trend left via a niche.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
5
The Nose
6m. The juggy and worthwhile south arete of the tower.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
VS 4c
6
The Tip Test
8m. Climb the faint rib between The Nose and Inside Route.
 
Technical
E3 6b
7
Inside Route
8m. The gloomy face is the easiest way up (and off) the tower.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
D
8
Exonian's Return
8m. A fingery rightward traverse of the wall behind the Prow.
 
Crimpy
HVS 5c
9
Teresa's Slab
8m. A tricky start gains the easier right side of the face.
1 user comment
 
Technical
HVD 4a
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    Just a Minute
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    The Crack of Doom
    "I'm a little bulky through the shoulder and chest, I can get one shoulder in and..." 30/Mar

    Sidewinder
    "Not that reachy - my partner is fairly short but had no problem reaching the top..." 06/Aug

    Cannae
    "The other good, non-eliminate, non-wandering line on here, when finished up the ..." 05/May

    Great Buttress
    "The line as described in PGE (I was using the first edition) is clearly wrong. ..." 06/Apr

    The Flue
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    Desolation Angel
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