The Right Cliff Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||M Sprague on Oct 13, 2010|
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Below the 5.10 Wall, separated by a large wooded ledge, is an apron of slab, that offers good slabbing up to two pitches tall, from very easy to 5.10. Especially nice is the angling 5.9, Zigzag. Most of the slab routes are well protected, with a few perhaps a little overly (but they are good for real beginners).
To the left of the approach gully (the Contact Area) are a handful of mostly shorter routes, a couple of which will probably have to serve as your warm-up routes for the area (until more is developed). Most are worthy here, if not as classic as the routes above.
The right hand side of the 5.10 wall, towards the huge wet gully is still undeveloped, along with the extensive rock further right, including the prominent big sharp arete that is partially bolted, but has rebuffed efforts so far.
Heading up and left gets you to a steep "Death Gully" that runs up right towards the smooth face of the 5.10 Wall, situated above a tree covered ledge, with slabs below. The shorter bit of cliff to your left and the left wall of the gully is know as the Contact area, named after the route "Contact Owl".
Heading right, from when you first approached the cliff, above the large boulder, will get you to Vista CruzerSlab and with some scrambling to currently undeveloped but promising rock.
In his North Conway Guide, Jerry Handren describes a shorter approach used by some, leading to the top of the cliff, where you then rap in (and jug back out). I have never gone in this way though, so can not describe it.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Right Cliff
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