The Prow is home to some of the longer climbs on the cliff and definitely some of the best moderate to hard free climbing. At about 450ft (4 to 5 pitches) the Prow isn’t a big wall but it certainly can deliver exposure to rival the longer climbs found elsewhere.
From the road find a sing leading to a trail follow the steep trail up stone steps and in cut trails until you are standing at the base. A little 4th class scramble is required to get to the start of some climbs…
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Prow Area:
Recompense 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
The Beast Flake 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Another Pretty Face 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Peanut Gallery Flake 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
The Faux Pas Arete 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
The Prow 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 6 pitches, 350'
Women in Love 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For The Prow Area
The Faux Pas Arete 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area
The Faux Pas Arete is the clean-cut white corner to the right of Recompense's top pitch. Since the granite is a striking shade of white, it is easily seen from the road below.The route is very convenient to TR. Simply set a belay where Recompense ends and lower your climber to the obvious mini-ledge. From this ledge, climb right to the corner, and delicately smear, slap, and finesse your way to the top.To lead, rappel to the ledge, set a belay in the Recompense corner and give your climber a vot...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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