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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+ MS 4a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Black Lung 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Final Gesture 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Retaliation 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Layton's Ascent 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 80'
Chicken Delight 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 75'
Double Vee 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad
Nutcracker 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
The Book of Solemnity 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Black Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, 150'
Youth Challenge 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 160'
Nomad Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad
Lichen It a Lot 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Dresden 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c PG13 Trad, 75'
Lichen Delight 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Arete. 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 165'
Off the Hook 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Jolt 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Barber Wall
Retaliation 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall
This climb is one of those that the first time you look at it it makes you feel like you must climb it. It speaks to you and draws you in. That is both good and bad: good because it is a stellar route, bad because it can draw you in when you are not ready. There have been a few injuries on this climb over the past few years due to people getting pumped, stuffing in less than optimal gear, and then falling from the powerful pumpy layback crux.It's a great climb, so by all means climb it, but be s...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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