The Big Wall Rock Climbing
Jay Denver climbing on the central wall
The Big Wall starts at the obvious blocky corner of Orthanc and runs right through the big wall sections off the cliff.
Center of the cliff
Climbing Season For the Longstack Precipice area.
Weather station 4.2 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Big Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Big Wall:
The Arete 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Rampage 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 170'
Featured Route For The Big Wall
Locals Only 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NH
: Lakes Region
: ... : The Big Wall
Start the same as Never Mind The Bollocks. The route was climbed as one long pitch on the first ascent.P1: Climb the opening slab past two bolts to the tree ledge with the large pine. Move right and up a short block to gain the overlap (bolt). Make difficult moves to gain the large flake and a bolt. Climb the flake and continue up past another bolt to a ledge with a two bolt anchor. 90 5.10a P2: Climb the flakes and face placing gear to a small pine below the roof. Move up some stacked blocks...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
Jun 13, 2012
This section of wall has great exposure and views. The routes can all be done as long pitches as well!
By Jason Denver
Aug 4, 2012
Doing these climbs as single pitches makes them more memorable for the leader and allows time for more! However, I would recommend doing some in 2 pitches at least once to experience the comfortable and scenic belay stances (especially memorable at sunset).