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The Big Wall starts at the obvious blocky corner of Orthanc and runs right through the big wall sections off the cliff.
Center of the cliff
17 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Big Wall:
Layback Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
The Arete 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Riptide 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Locals Only 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 170'
Wet Lichen Dreams 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
She's Out of Reach 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 90'
Featured Route For The Big Wall
The Arete 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : ... : The Big Wall
The Arete is a second pitch variation to Layback Route. Climb the first pitch of Layback Route to the pin anchor. Continue up the second and move left under the roof. Take the open book corner with a hand crack to a stance ledge. Move right onto the super exposed arÍte plugging gear in horizontals. Pull the lip to a big ledge with a bolt anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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