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The Big Wall

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The Big Wall  


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Submitted By: chinos on Jun 11, 2012
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Description 

The Big Wall starts at the obvious blocky corner of Orthanc and runs right through the big wall sections off the cliff.

Getting There 

Center of the cliff

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.2 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',7],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Big Wall:
Layback Route   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
The Arete   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Riptide   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
Locals Only   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 170'   
Rampage   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 170'   
Wet Lichen Dreams   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
She's Out of Reach   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 90'   
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Featured Route For The Big Wall
Casey Bald on P1 of Riptide

Riptide 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : ... : The Big Wall
Start 15’ to the left of Wet Lichen Dreams which has a bolt at 20’ to help locate the start. P1: Riptide climbs the aręte of a short buttress of stacked blocks to a small tree ledge. Climb up the slab past a bolt to an overlap with gear. Pull the overlap and continue up the left facing corner on the left side of the roof. Clip a bolt and make the crux moves exiting the corner to a small foot ledge and another bolt. Move up and follow another left facing corner to a two bolt anchor below the over...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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Jay Denver climbing on the central wall
Jay Denver climbing on the central wall

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By chinos
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).