Prow, Washington Column C2F 5.6

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 3 days
Approach time: 1.5 hours
Descent time: 3 hours
Number of pitches: 12
Height of route: 1100'
Overview
Spectacularly steep and exposed, with a feel much like the Shield Headwall, the Prow offers a good introduction to moderate aid. The name derives from the steep and smooth prow of rock that bisects the south and east faces of Washington Column. It is harder and substantially more exposed than the South Face, about the same difficulty as the Leaning Tower and not as difficult as Ten Days After.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: May 7, 2014
Washington Column - Prow C2F 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The line follows a series of small features.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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The South Face of Washington Column.
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Astroman takes a brilliant steep and clean line.
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Skull Queen.
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A series of steep corners lead to an exposed face.
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