The Alaskan Face is the sector that you first come to when approaching the cliff. It is a bit over 200 feet tall and is bounded by the large Smoky Dike gully around to the left and the big wide crack/corner formed by the intersection of the White Owl Face on the right.
The approach trail drops you off in front of and slightly to the right of "Owling Good Times". Head left for 40 feet and above you, up a short slope, you will see an obvious wide dike with the bolts of "Smoky Dike" running up the left side of it, and the angling, bolted flakes of "Ruffled Feathers" to the right. Heading right from the approach trail, you will pass under a steep short wall, then up hill 50 feet to where the cliff makes a big corner. The shear White Owl Face will be in front of you, and the Alaskan Slab to your left. "Lonesome Owl" is the low angled arete just left of the corner.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Alaskan Wall:
Ruffled Feathers 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Owling Good Time 5.9+ Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Lonesome Owl 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch, 75 feet
Owls of Laughter (working name) - open project 5.12a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
The Alaskan Slab 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
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The Alaskan Slab 5.12a NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : ... : The Alaskan Wall
Yes, it's a slab, but what a good slab, and it has layback crack climbing, a pocketed section and a nice corner to finish. Even if you are not normally into slabs, I recommend you try this one. From the starting stone, head up the steep slab and angle left past a few bolts as it gradually gets steeper and more difficult. The well protected crux involves delicate balancy footwork and opposing handholds to get you up to a ramp with easier moves up a fading layback crack. This takes you up to a ste...[more] Browse More Classics in NH