The Big Wall Rock Climbing
Jay Denver climbing on the central wall
The Big Wall starts at the obvious blocky corner of Orthanc and runs right through the big wall sections off the cliff.
Center of the cliff
Weather station 4.2 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Big Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Big Wall:
The Arete 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Rampage 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 170'
Featured Route For The Big Wall
She's Out of Reach 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a New Hampshire
: Lakes Region
: ... : The Big Wall
An excellent climb with great variety.Look for a little knoll with a tree just past The Arete (The Arete is one pitch up) and two bolts leading to a 3' roof with a third bolt just above it. Use a flake to gain the first bolt at 15' and a stance. One more sequence gains the second bolt. Make a hard 5.10 face move past the second bolt to a slopey undercling (typically wet) at the third bolt. Step right to a good hold and the crux.A big move (crux) gains a horizontal break (has been done dynamic...[more] Browse More Classics in New Hampshire
Jun 13, 2012
This section of wall has great exposure and views. The routes can all be done as long pitches as well!
By Jason Denver
Aug 4, 2012
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).