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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'
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Liquid Sky 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area
Though initially climbed as an independent multi pitch route to the right of the Prow, most people these days only climb the crux third pitch, as the other two are now covered in lichen and that weird bio-crust Cathedral tends to develop.I will describe the money pitch as I do not have experience with the other pitches.Liquid Sky is perhaps New Hampshire's most aesthetic hard route, as the crux pitch climbs a very thin crack that slashes right across the overhanging wall right of the Prow, 400 f...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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