To the left, past the RGC area, is a section of cliff notable for the many large corners and aretes, named after the 3 pitch 11c "Sporty Owl" that climbs up the middle of it. This section reminds me of pictures of Patagonia and it's sharp spires. Contrary to it's name, most of the current routes here are well protected with traditional gear and a scattering of bolts. Routes are up to 3 pitches long and wander through wild, featured terrain.
From where the approach trail gets you to the cliff, head left. The bolted Butolicious Arete with giant slot and The Texas Flake high above will be your landmark at the start of this section.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bird's Eye and Sporty Area:
Nameles Corner 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Owliola 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 95 feet
The Sporty Owl 5.11c Trad, 3 pitches, 180 feet
The Owl's Cliff Corner (The OCC) 5.11d Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Butolicious 5.12a/b Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
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The Sporty Owl 5.11c NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : ... : Bird's Eye and Sporty Area
This route is a great mix of climbing, from crack of all sizes to a little slab, overhanging stemming and finishing up with bolt protected face. The last two pitches clock in at about 11c. The first is easier, with the grade dependent on how you feel about the short off-width section, 5.9 or 10dPitch 1: Head up the obvious wide crack to a stance, then up to the first anchor. The start is a little awkward feeling, especially since Dave removed the first couple bolts, opting to traditionally prote...[more] Browse More Classics in NH