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The Prow is home to some of the longer climbs on the cliff and definitely some of the best moderate to hard free climbing. At about 450ft (4 to 5 pitches) the Prow isn’t a big wall but it certainly can deliver exposure to rival the longer climbs found elsewhere.
From the road find a sing leading to a trail follow the steep trail up stone steps and in cut trails until you are standing at the base. A little 4th class scramble is required to get to the start of some climbs…
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Prow Area:
Recompense 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
The Beast Flake 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Another Pretty Face 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Peanut Gallery Flake 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad
The Faux Pas Arete 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
The Prow 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 6 pitches, 350'
Women in Love 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For The Prow Area
Edge of the World 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area
Edge of the World might be the single best pitch in all of New England. It is certainly one of the most dramatic. If the route were closer to the ground, the moves themselves would make Edge a four-star climb. But it's the exposure, oh the exposure, that ranks Edge of The World as one of the most classic rock climbs imaginable. The climb begins at the Space Station belay, four pitches up the Prow. (Most people rap in to this belay from the top of the cliff). Edge shares Liquid Sky's insecure 12a...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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