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Main Cliff Left--Venus Wall

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Description 

Just left and uphill from the main cliff, you will find a micro crag called the Venus Wall, known in the rock season for its hard crimpy routes like Venus In a Halfshell (5.12c), and also easy beginner routes like Dirtigo (5.3).... In the winter, there are two killer ice flows here the giant flow from the middle of the wall called Selsun Blue( 4) and in the gully to the right, The Cave Route (3)... a few other mixed routes, variations and rare flows here, but those two are the classics....


Getting There 

From the small parking lot, walk the road west.... Take the first trail you get to (you can see Selsun Blue from the road) up the steep hill until you get to the left section of Main Cliff (Armed and Dangerous area).... Head up hill to the right...You will see Selsun Blue very soon....


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Cliff Left--Venus Wall:
Selsun Blue   WI4     Ice   
The Cave Route   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Main Cliff Left--Venus Wall
The cave route in early season (a little thin but fun) condition...

The Cave Route WI3  NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : ... : Main Cliff Left--Venus Wall
Follow the gully to the right all the way, and you will find the cool unique ice of The Cave Route....Starting out on a steep grade 3 bulge, you will gain a rest ledge and step right to easier ice.... This section is where the route gets its name, as you climb you will have rock at your back, the fatter the ice the tighter the space you are climbing in.... At the top, you step back left and tackle one more steep bulge.... There is a tree at the top with rap rings....A very fun climb.... I'd call...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

Photos of Main Cliff Left--Venus Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Selsus Blue(4) is the fat one on the left... the Cave Route(3) is the thin one on the right...
BETA PHOTO: Selsus Blue(4) is the fat one on the left... the C...
Selsun blue, one of the nicest and most reliable ice routes at Rumney...
Selsun blue, one of the nicest and most reliable i...
Dad on the right hand start of Selsun Blue...
Dad on the right hand start of Selsun Blue...
Selsun Blue looks awesome, and popular.
Selsun Blue looks awesome, and popular.
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