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The Prow (classic)*** 7c

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50m, 3 pitches. One of the historic landmark routes of the Peak. The way to climb it these days is in one giant pitch from the ground for an amazing 8a tick, although it is still a good 7c+ tick done in one pitch to the belay of Body Machine. Climb up the Body Machine start then traverse rightwards past a belay and up the technical wall to a big hole in the break. Move slightly right again and then straight up the tufa line via superb moves. Enter the massive groove line above and get a sneaky rest at the Body Machine belay. Finally climb up to the giant roof and exit via very powerful moves to a belay up and right. © ROCKFAX
FA. Ron Fawcett, Gill Fawcett 1982 (over 3 days). Followed the line of some of the aid route 'The Prow Route' (Bob Dearman, J.Gerrard 1963) although not the start or middle section.

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This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Had a couple working goes to the second belay. The start where the tree used to be is really tough and the rest isn't easy either!
Rachel Slater - Lead dog - 19/Jul/14 with Rob Greenwood

Fell under top roof of pitch 3.. back soon
Apharri - Lead RP - 05/May/14 with Jim Gayler

p1&p2. Ran out of gas at p3 crux....
dominic lee - Lead RP - 07/Oct/13 with dave turnbull

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jun/13

keefe - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11 with Ant

Lead in one pitch to the Body Machine belay (i.e P1 & P2). Need to return for the full tick....
Jon Garside - Lead RP - Jun/11

TomPR - Lead - 15/May/11

P1+2 from ground, 7c+.
Dave Bond - Lead RP - 22/Jul/10 with Tim Banton

TomPR - Lead - Jun/10

P1 only
Matt Fry - Lead RP - 30/Jul/09 with Jon Clark

Tweaked sequence on top roof; Redpoint failed at base of groove.
Ally Smith - Lead dog - 24/Jul/09 with Aly

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jul/09

P1&2 with direct start; f7c+
Ally Smith - Lead RP - 16/Jun/09 with Dave P

Spazzed this up good and proper!
Ally Smith - Lead dnf - 19/May/09 with Oli

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/May/09

Hidden - 15/May/09

1st pitch flash. Worked 2nd and 3rd pitches.
Ally Smith - Lead β - 29/Apr/09 with Aly

Boy - 2006

kristian - Lead RP - 2003

EagerAndy - 2001

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 2000 with KM

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Oct/94

pitch one only
ste_d - Lead β - 15/Aug/94 with mik

P1&P2.Dan led P3.
dominic lee - AltLd RP - 29/Jul/90 with daniel lee

Hidden - 1989

Pitch 1 only - F7b
Billg - Lead RP - 1989 with Phil McAllistair

Well chuffed, a one day ascent. Tim did it the same day as well.
Mike Owen - Lead RP - 12/Sep/88 with Tim Lowe

Hidden - 1973

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Style of ascent

Lead24 of 30 (80.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 30 (3.3%)
Unknown5 of 30 (16.7%)

'Climbed'7 of 30 (23.3%)
clean O/S1 of 30 (3.3%)
clean β2 of 30 (6.7%)
clean RP16 of 30 (53.3%)
dogged3 of 30 (10.0%)
dnf1 of 30 (3.3%)