Elevation: 1,045 ft
GPS: 43.544, -71.172 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: chinos on Jun 11, 2012
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
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Description

The Big Wall starts at the obvious blocky corner of Orthanc and runs right through the big wall sections off the cliff.

Getting There

Center of the cliff

17 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Big Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Layback Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 38
The Arete
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Locals Only
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Rampage
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Wet Lichen Dreams
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
She's Out of Reach
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Layback Route
 27
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
The Arete
 38
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Locals Only
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Rampage
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Wet Lichen Dreams
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
She's Out of Reach
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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chinos  
This section of wall has great exposure and views. The routes can all be done as long pitches as well! Jun 13, 2012
Jason Denver
Wakefield
Jason Denver   Wakefield
Doing these climbs as single pitches makes them more memorable for the leader and allows time for more! However, I would recommend doing some in 2 pitches at least once to experience the comfortable and scenic belay stances (especially memorable at sunset). Aug 4, 2012