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The unsuspecting tourists looking east off of Cathedral's tourist overlook may not realize that there is a nice ledge 30 feet below them.... This is the ledge that Recompense (5.9) finishes on.... There are a number of fun, short routes that start from here great for adding a pitch on to routes like Recompense, Upper Refuse (5.5), or The Book of Solemnity (5.10), or some non-committing cragging with killer exposure....
Climb a route like Recompense (5.9), Upper Refuse, or the Book of Solemnity (5.10a) to the ledge.... From the tourist fence, walk around to the right (south) and under the overlook via a worn trail....
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tourist Overlook:
Comeau's Finish 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad
Lookout Crack 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Little Feat 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, 30'
The Prow finish 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad
Little Bruce 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c R Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Little Stalking 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a R Trad, TR, 40'
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The Prow finish 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a NH : Cathedral Ledge : Tourist Overlook
Though this is not its own route it is worthy to note as its my favorite pitch on this section of rock.... I often climb it after doing The Book of Solemnity (5.10a) or Recompense (5.9)....Start with the down climb to the right as for Comeau's Finish (5.7) and make the traverse move to the right.... When you gain the crack rather than continuing across the slab head straight up the crack that thins and steepens until you are on an awesome 5.10a finger crack, and if you look down, you will notice...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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