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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:
Chenoo 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
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'
Happy Ending 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 80'
Nevermind The Bollocks 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b A0 Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 170'
Rampage 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 170'
P.I. Dreams 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 170'
Wet Lichen Dreams 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Graceful Tiers 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 80'
Steve Garvey Memorial Route 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 170'
She's Out of Reach 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 90'
Porno Poison Ivy 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a A1 R Aid, 2 pitches, 170'
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Locals Only 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : ... : 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
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