The centerpiece of the right cliff is the 120 foot tall shear 5.10 Wall, situated above the slabs, with a large wooded ledge between. The name is a misnomer since what appears to be a nice collection of 5.10 face climbs turns out to be a bunch of fiercely technical and sustained climbing that usually checks in at 5.12 or above. The joke on the new routers passed for many years into the tradition of sandbagging Owls route grades by a couple numbers. If you like techy steep face climbing, this is the wall for you. There are a couple open projects here, prob. hard 10 and hard 11 ;) , that when completed could be the best hard pitches of their kind in the region.
See the descriptions under the Owl's Cliff and Rightt Wall. From the toe of the Contact Wall, scramble towards the right up the big steep gully to get to a steep, tree covered ledge, with an expanse of slab below. The smooth vertical 120 foot tall wall above is the 5.10 Wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The 5.10 Wall:
Wize Owl 5.12b Sport, 1 pitch, 65 feet
Project Owl (open project) 5.13d Sport, 120 feet
Featured Route For The 5.10 Wall
Wize Owl 5.12b NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : ... : The 5.10 Wall
At the top of the approach gully, just around left of the main vertical face of the 5.10 Wall, is a large left facing corner, capped by a big 2 tiered roof. This route climbs the corner, making use of the flakes and horizontal seams to reach an anchor just left of the roof. Most of the climbing is 5.11, with one hard section that brings it up to 12b. It is well protected with bolts, so get on it! Stick clip the first bolt....[more] Browse More Classics in NH