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3. Big Wall

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VMC Direct Direct T 

3. Big Wall  


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Location: 44.15801, -71.68536 View Map  Incorrect?
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Paul Ross on the 165 ' rap to find the top of pitc...

Description 

This is a 1000' tall cliff section with some stunning full length climbs like VMC Direct and Labriynth Wall. The only real bigwall aid routes in NH are on this section.

Getting There 

Hike the Moby Grape trail and head left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.7 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 3. Big Wall:
VMC Direct Direct   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 800'   
Labyrinth Wall Direct   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800'   
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Paul Ross at the bivy site top of P5 on the First Ascent of Labyrinth Wall .July 1971

Labyrinth Wall Direct 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  NH : Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall
Start roughly 60 feet or so right of VMC DD, you will want to start below a small right facing corner with a bolt in it, climb past this to the left side of a huge overlap, climb the left side of the overlap to a bolt anchor (5.10)Move right off the belay and climb a left facing corner to a belay on the right (5.8)Climb straight up past bolts to a set of two ledges in an amphitheater/alcove (5.10+)Follow bolts out the left side of the amphitheater to a left facing corner and the belay (5.11)Mov...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By USBRIT
From: Cumbria.UK
Jul 12, 2012
You seem to have missed "One Drop of Water" 5.9 A3. Seven Pitches Starts between the VMC and the Direct Direct and finishes left of the VMC Direct via overhangs.. It is the true directisima of Cannon Cliff FA. Paul Ross Jeff Pheasant (alt leads)July 1976