Climbed the Prow route with Ryan from the camp in the Spanish Creek drainage. After reaching the summit of the Prow, did direct finish to the summit of KC. Great rock, exciting climbing, - fun!
The first 10 feet might be the hardest moves, but the insecure runouts higher on the first pitch are definitely the crux. After that, just phenomenal and fun. Not sure why anyone wouldn't do the direct finish, other than to bail down the trail due to weather.
Asked for and received permission to park at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center.
What a great route!
No mosquitoes this late in the year, & all the stream crossings were pretty low.
Ditto on the runout. My 0.5 Omega Pacific was the most useful piece I could ever want. Wish I'd had duplicates of that one.
What he said. Be ready for the big runouts... two to four pieces max on full 60m rope lengths. Long approach from Upper South Colony Lake.
Listen to the warnings about bug spray...
Other than that, be prepared for long runouts. The most pieces I placed on a full pitch (180 ft) was the crux pitch at four.