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White Owl Face and Laughing Owl Area

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L to R R to L Alpha
Aquarium T 
Attack of the White Owl S 
Bubbles T 
Crack of the Future T 
Crack that Never Was, The TR 
Egg Cracker, The T 
Little Wing T 
Owl Cliff Club, The S 
Pocket Change S 
White Owl T 
Wide Owl T 
Wingless T 
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White Owl Face and Laughing Owl Area  

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Submitted By: M Sprague on Oct 13, 2010
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The White Owl Face and Laughing Owl Area make up the right side of the Left Cliff. When walking right under the cliff from the approach trail, in a few hundred feet, in front of you and to the right is the shear White Owl Face, making up the right side of a huge corner. This face is home to a number of super classic one pitch Owl's test pieces, including Brady Libby's 12c finger crack Crack of the Future, Ward Smith's sport routes Owl Cliff Club 12b/c, Attack of the White Owl 5.13b (sandbag), and Jerry Handren's gem White Owl 11d/12a, another of Owl's classic finger cracks.

Continuing around the corner to the right of the face, the tall Laughing Owl buttress will be above you, with many vertical cracks running up it, and a slab to the right. This area offers pleasant climbing at a more moderate grade than the previous face, with routes currently ranging from 5.6 to stiff 5.10. To get to the base of most of the climbs, continue following a trail to the right, around broken rock and up a steep wooded slope. The trail will then swing back and drop you off at the base of the right hand slab, near the routes Pocket Change and Bubbles. Dropping down into the little alcove to the left will get you to the start of the cracks Egg Cracker 5.10 and Laughing Owl 5.9

Getting There 

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Climbing Season

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Crack of the Future 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  NH : Owl's Cliff (off Kancamagu... : ... : White Owl Face and Laughing...
A tour de force..a wonderful trad line that has been called one of the best crack climbs in NH, though it actually climbs more like a really fun intricate face climb, well protected by small wires and cams. You do have to know how to finger jam though. Good foot work is a must.The White Owl Face has two classic finger cracks. This is the left hand, harder one, that shares the same start as the sport route that goes out the central flake, "The Owl Cliff Club". Where the sport route heads up and ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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