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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 Beast Flake 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area
The Beast Flake is a variation to the second pitch of Recompense that is so good, it deserves its own name.From the bolted belay on Recompense, head up the chimney for a ways until it is obvious to traverse left (small TCU pro). Traverse around the corner (crux) and gain the wonderful flake. This flake is huge and is the Platonic ideal of juggy. Layback with little difficulty, and also little pro unless you brought numerous #3 and #3.5 Camalots. Belay at the top of the flake off gear...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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