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Big Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Armstrong Arches. T 
Boiler Plate Route  T 
Dartmouth Corner (a.k.a. Great Circle Route) T 
E12 T 
Energizer T 
giant dead tree corner, The T 
Leading cause  T 
Leading Cause variation right side. T 
R&B T 
Rapper, The T 
Revelations T 
Spare Ribs T 
Van Burren Route S 
White Lightning T 

Big Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.00389, -71.9085 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: David Powers on Nov 26, 2015
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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.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

Featured Route For Big Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Scanned photo of myself working on bolting the cli...

Spare Ribs 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a New Hampshire : WM: Oliverian Notch : ... : Big Wall
This climb was a project. It took several months over 2 years to protect it. There were 5 bolts put in on top rope. Three for the rappel station and 2 on pitch three. The rest of the bolts and pins were put in on the lead. Hand drilling bolt holes was slow and arduous.Start up first pitch of Armstrong arches to the base of the left facing corner (5-8) to belay. Climb the corner (5-8) until it ends and move left (5-9) to bolt. Do friction moves left and up (5-10d) to shallow arch (stopper). Get p...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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