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The Barber Wall is the upper left wall of Cathedral Ledge, so named for Henry Barber and his extensive collection of first free accents on this section of the cliff. Barber was involved in the freeing of every crack from Nutcracker rightwards to Lichen Delight. All of these are classics and none are light in the grade.
To get there, climb any route on the lower left wall. Or from the top hike south along the edge of the cliff meeting a trail that wraps around to the midway ledge splitting the Lower Left and Barber Wall. You will see nutcracker first as you hike along the ledge and the routes just keep on coming till you reach the upper half of the Prow area at Upper Refuse and the Book of Solemnity. You can also find the top of Double Vee and rap in.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Barber Wall:
Upper Refuse 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Black Lung 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Final Gesture 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Layton's Ascent 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 80'
Retaliation 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Chicken Delight 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 75'
Nutcracker 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Double Vee 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
The Book of Solemnity 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Youth Challenge 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 160'
Nomad Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Black Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, 150'
Lichen It a Lot 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Webster's Unabridged 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Dresden 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad, 75'
Lichen Delight 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Arete. 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 165'
Off the Hook 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Jolt 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Barber Wall
Black Lung 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall
If this route would just go on forever, my life would be complete. The flow of movement and aesthetics on this climb are great. The only problem is the it's only 100ft long. For a great climb of a consistent grade, climb Bombardment(5.8) to Black Lung, to Final Gesture (5.8), an awesome link up.For Black Lung, start up easy ground. It's maybe 5.6 for the first 2/3 of the route. Follow cracks and jugs to a pretty right-facing corner/crack. Move through a technical crux, which consists of 5.8 jamm...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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