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Routes in The Prow Area

Another Pretty Face T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Beast Flake, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Edge of the World S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Faux Pas Arete, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gypsy T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Liquid Sky T,S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Peanut Gallery Flake T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Prow, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Recompense T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Women in Love T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Worm Drive S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Description

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.

Getting There

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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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
 263
Recompense
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 166
The Beast Flake
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Another Pretty Face
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Worm Drive
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
Peanut Gallery Flake
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
The Faux Pas Arete
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 66
The Prow
Trad 6 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 18
Women in Love
Trad 3 pitches
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 3
Liquid Sky
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Recompense
 263
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Beast Flake
 166
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Another Pretty Face
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Worm Drive
 7
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Peanut Gallery Flake
 18
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
The Faux Pas Arete
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
The Prow
 66
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
Women in Love
 18
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
Liquid Sky
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad, Sport
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Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Anyone have a Hi Res picture of this thing? Apr 13, 2013
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
NO- just driveup and put in new contacts ! Apr 13, 2013

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