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3. Big Wall 


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Location: 44.15801, -71.68536 View Map  Incorrect?
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Paul Ross at the bivy site top of P5 on the First ...

Description 

This is a 1000' tall cliff section with some stunning full length climbs like VMC Direct and Labriynth Wall. The only real bigwall aid routes in NH are on this section.


Getting There 

Hike the Moby Grape trail and head left.


5 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 3. Big Wall:
VMC Direct Direct   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 800'   
Labyrinth Wall Direct   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800'   
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Paul Ross on the 165 ' rap to find the top of pitch 5 Labyrinth Wall

Magical Mystery Tour .(The Girdle /Traverse of Cannon Cliff) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NH : Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall
This 6000' girdle traverse of Cannon Cliff is certainly the longest roped climb in New Hampshire ,providing excellent training for alpine climbs. The first ascent (traverse)from Lakeview to top out on the The Whiney-Gilman Ridge took just under six hours.Simul-climbing was used on the easier sections such as the slabs etc..Some pleasent wild situations when crossing the big wall section of the cliff.Climb pitches 1 to 4 of Lakeview and move left to join Wiessner's then to the Old Cannon Garden ,...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By USBRIT
From: Cumbria.UK
Jul 12, 2012

You seem to have missed "One Drop of Water" 5.9 A3. Seven Pitches Starts between the VMC and the Direct Direct and finishes left of the VMC Direct via overhangs.. It is the true directisima of Cannon Cliff FA. Paul Ross Jeff Pheasant (alt leads)July 1976