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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
17 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Big Wall:
The Arete 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Layback Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Riptide 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Locals Only 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 170'
Rampage 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 170'
Wet Lichen Dreams 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
She's Out of Reach 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 90'
Featured Route For The Big Wall
She's Out of Reach 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : ... : The Big Wall
An excellent climb with great variety.Look for a little knoll with a tree just past The Arete (The Arete is one pitch up) and two bolts leading to a 3' roof with a third bolt just above it. Use a flake to gain the first bolt at 15' and a stance. One more sequence gains the second bolt. Make a hard 5.10 face move past the second bolt to a slopey undercling (typically wet) at the third bolt. Step right to a good hold and the crux.A big move (crux) gains a horizontal break (has been done dynamic...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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