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The Lower Left Wall has everything from easy starter climbs (Fun House 5.7) to some hard scary slab climbing (Repo Man 5.11dX) and many choices in between. Routes in this section can get crowded on a weekend with multiple parties on Bombardment (5.8), Fun House (5.7), and beginner parties suckered in to the stout but fun (if 5.8 is not your limit) Three Birches (5.8+). However the better I get to know this cliff the more I learn to get around the crowds and I always find a way to the midway ledge without waiting in line or crossing too many ropes.
There is a trail marked at the road near where the porter potties normally reside. Follow this as it twists through the woods and eventually heads up hill past boulders. You will have Fun House right in front of you as you get to the cliff. Head left for bombardment and the hard slabs. Head right for the Lower Refuse area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Left Wall / Ventilator Slabs:
Pleasant St. 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Fun House 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Fun House Left 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Happy Trails 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 150'
Bombardment 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Pooh 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 170'
Three Birches 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 210'
Age Before Beauty 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 30'
Ventilator 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Western Lady/ California Girls 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c R Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Ego Trip 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Once Upon A Climb 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Fisting Jon (AKA Leafspring) 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Featured Route For Lower Left Wall / Ventilator Slabs
Bombardment 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c NH : Cathedral Ledge : Lower Left Wall / Ventilato...
Bombardment shares p1 with Pleasant Street, a quick test of wits on a wandering, run-out 5.6 slab that terminates at a large ant-eaten oak on a slanting ledge below an overlap. Start p2 by stepping up and right over the overlap. The p2 crack climbing is an easily protected and fun place to learn jams and ween yourself off of the plentiful face features for footholds....[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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