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3. Big Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Benedictus/ Masterpiece T 
Dreamin' T,S,TR 
Ghost, The T 
Ghostrider T 
Hierophant Tower T 
Labyrinth Wall Direct T 
Magical Mystery Tour .(The Girdle /Traverse of Cannon Cliff) T 
One Drop of Water. V T 
VMC Direct Direct T 

3. Big Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.15801, -71.68536 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Oct 23, 2011

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Matt Hicky with his Morning pizza on the big wall


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.

Climbing Season

For the *Cannon Cliff area.

Weather station 8.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 3. Big Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
Benedictus/Masterpiece   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1000'   
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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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From: Keswick 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
By Rich Brereton
From: Durham, NH
Aug 12, 2015
Can we get an admin to organize these routes L to R?
Hierophant Tower
The Ghost
One Drop of Water
Labyrinth Wall

I guess you could throw Magical Mystery Tour in at the far right of the Big Wall, though technically it starts on Lakeview.


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