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Elevation: 829 ft 253 m
GPS: 44.06298, -71.1656
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Shared By: Lee Hansche on Jan 15, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

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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.

Most folk’s first long adventure on the Prow is a trip up the popular 4 pitch 5.9 Recompense. This is one of the best multipitch routes in NH, recommended to all. Other full-length routes include Woman In Love (5.12) and the section's super-classic namesake The Prow (5.11d), a popular hard free climb or good practice clean aid route. If you are looking for super exposed and super hard look no further than Liquid Sky (5.13b) or Edge of the World (5.13c). There are a few classic routes that enjoy the exposure of the prow without having to commit as much. The second half of the Prow is accessible from the midway ledge on the left side of the cliff. These routes include a great first multipitch lead Upper Refuse (5.5), Black Lung (5.8) and The Book of Solemnity (5.10a). All 4 star climbs.

The Prow is the kind of cliff you summit feeling closer to the power that fuels you, whatever you wish to call it. For me the Prow helps give meaning to the cliffs name it’s a place we come to worship rock. It is my cathedral.

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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…

11 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Prow Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 386
Recompense
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 229
The Beast Flake
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 16
Another Pretty Face
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 35
Peanut Gallery Flake
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 20
The Faux Pas Arete
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 101
The Prow
Trad 6 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
Women in Love
Trad 3 pitches
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Liquid Sky
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Recompense
 386
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Beast Flake
 229
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Another Pretty Face
 16
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Peanut Gallery Flake
 35
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
The Faux Pas Arete
 20
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
The Prow
 101
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
Women in Love
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
Liquid Sky
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad
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