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The Big Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Adventure Punks T 
Arete, The T 
Chenoo T 
Graceful Tiers T 
Happy Ending T 
It's a Good Day to Die T 
Layback Route T 
Locals Only T,S 
Nevermind The Bollocks T 
P.I. Dreams T,S 
Porno Poison Ivy 
Rampage T,S 
Riptide T 
She's Out of Reach T 
Steve Garvey Memorial Route T 
Tree Hugger T 
Wet Lichen Dreams T 

The Big Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: chinos on Jun 11, 2012


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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.

Getting There 

Center of the cliff

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Big Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Big Wall:
Layback Route   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
The Arete   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
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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Featured Route For The Big Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris on an early attempt...

She's Out of Reach 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  NH : Lakes Region : ... : The Big Wall
An excellent climb with great variety.Look for a little knoll with a tree just past The Arete (The Arete is one pitch up) and two bolts leading to a 3' roof with a third bolt just above it. Use a flake to gain the first bolt at 15' and a stance. One more sequence gains the second bolt. Make a hard 5.10 face move past the second bolt to a slopey undercling (typically wet) at the third bolt. Step right to a good hold and the crux.A big move (crux) gains a horizontal break (has been done dynamic...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jay Denver climbing on the central wall
Jay Denver climbing on the central wall

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By chinos
Jun 13, 2012
This section of wall has great exposure and views. The routes can all be done as long pitches as well!
By Jason Denver
Aug 4, 2012
Doing these climbs as single pitches makes them more memorable for the leader and allows time for more! However, I would recommend doing some in 2 pitches at least once to experience the comfortable and scenic belay stances (especially memorable at sunset).

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