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These areas are often listed separately but they share an approach trail and are separated from all other sections of the cliff.
Located on a ledge above a slab to the left of the start of Recompense, access this area by hiking toward that route and breaking left up a small trail which will lead you straight to the huge corner that holds Browns Fist. Scramble one ledge up and to your right and you will find your self standing in the belly of the Beast Alcove.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Beast Alcove and Refuse Area:
Reincarnation (aid), aka 0.6 (free) A3 Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 110'
Browns Fist 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad
Lower Refuse 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad
AP Treat 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 50'
Welton's Corner (aka: "By The Way") 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Alcove Cracks 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Whack-A-Mole 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c X Trad, 45'
Wild 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 110'
Beast 666 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Wildabeast 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Cerebrus 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b PG13 Trad, 110'
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Browns Fist 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Beast Alcove and Refuse...
I really enjoyed this climb. The only downside was its somewhat short length. If it had another pitch on top of this one it might get a little more credit. I'd say its best attributes were nice jamming interesting moves and the best knee-bar I've found at Cathedral, right where you would want it in the crux.Start up the obvious corner and in to some nice cracks to the awkward roof crux. There is a direct version that heads straight up and out the roof; however, you can traverse under ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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