Elevation: 1,544 ft
GPS: 44.004, -71.909 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: David Powers on Nov 26, 2015
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

Description

The Big Wall section is the massive face that dominates the right side of the cliff. This impressive face hosts large, sweeping arches, flakes, loose blocks and a ton of steep slab.

Expect 5.11 (or harder) climbing on all but a few routes. A few modern routes can be found on the face, most notably Bloodsuckers and Tachycardia. The newer routes will be obvious with modern bolts and generous (relatively) bolting. The old routes on the face are serious climbing with big runouts and old rusty hardware.

Excellent adventure climbing can be found on the face. The routes can be up to five pitches in length over varied terrain. The face receives lots of sun and is best early or late season.

Getting There

Turn right where the trail meets the cliff at the toe of The Nose. After a few minute hike you will reach The Apron. Continue for five more minutes to reach the Big Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Big Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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R&B
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Dartmouth Corner (a.k.a. Great C…
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 3
The Rapper
Trad 3 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Van Burren Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
 3
Spare Ribs
Trad 4 pitches
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a X
 3
White Lightning
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
R&B
 3
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Dartmouth Corner (a.k.a. Gr…
 3
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Rapper
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Van Burren Route
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
Spare Ribs
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Trad 4 pitches
White Lightning
 3
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a X Trad
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