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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 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
The Beast Flake 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Another Pretty Face 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Peanut Gallery Flake 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad
The Faux Pas Arete 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
The Prow 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 6 pitches, 350'
Women in Love 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For The Prow Area
Peanut Gallery Flake 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area
This route sees lots of toprope traffic but relatively few lead ascents. The technical crux happens early on in the form of a wide undercling flake. This saps your energy so the rest of the route you are just trying to fight the pump. There is a great variety of climbing on Peanut Gallery Flake from wide crack to fingers, thin hands, hands, fists, and back to wide, and squeeze chimney to the top. If you like wide crack climbing this is a must do. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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