These areas are often listed separately but they share an approach trail and are separated from all other sections of the cliff.
Located on a ledge above a slab to the left of the start of Recompense, access this area by hiking toward that route and breaking left up a small trail which will lead you straight to the huge corner that holds Browns Fist. Scramble one ledge up and to your right and you will find your self standing in the belly of the Beast Alcove.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Beast Alcove and Refuse Area:
Reincarnation (aid), aka 0.6 (free) A3 Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 110 feet
Browns Fist 5.7+ Trad
Lower Refuse 5.8 Trad
AP Treat 5.8+ Trad, 50 feet
Welton's Corner (aka: "By The Way") 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 45 feet
Alcove Cracks 5.10 Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Whack-A-Mole 5.11a/b X Trad, 45 feet
Wild 5.11b Trad, 110 feet
Beast 666 5.11+ Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Wildabeast 5.11d Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Cerebrus 5.12+ PG13 Trad, 110 feet
Featured Route For The Beast Alcove and Refuse Area
Welton's Corner (aka: "By The Way") 5.9 NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Beast Alcove and Refuse...
This is the route starting just right of AP Treat, next to the stone steps accessing the Prow Area. Begin on a shallow arÍte leading to cracks and flakes which bring you to a stance under the final shallow corner. Climb the corner past a bolt (not present on the FA) to the top and a shared tree belay with AP Treat....[more] Browse More Classics in NH