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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:
The Arete 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Layback Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Riptide 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Locals Only 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 170'
Rampage 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 170'
Wet Lichen Dreams 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
She's Out of Reach 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 90'
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Riptide 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : ... : The Big Wall
Start 15’ to the left of Wet Lichen Dreams which has a bolt at 20’ to help locate the start. P1: Riptide climbs the aręte of a short buttress of stacked blocks to a small tree ledge. Climb up the slab past a bolt to an overlap with gear. Pull the overlap and continue up the left facing corner on the left side of the roof. Clip a bolt and make the crux moves exiting the corner to a small foot ledge and another bolt. Move up and follow another left facing corner to a two bolt anchor below the over...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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