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The best pure friction climbing in the Northeast. Often run out and bold but always fun and exciting. Routes like Sliding Board and Standard Route see the crowds, but I've never climbed a bad route in this area....
From the hotel parking lot trail entrance, walk less than a minute to the HUGE slab in front of you.... Just to your right is the Beginner Route (5.5). Slightly up and left is the launch pad. Further left you will find the other slab climbs like Sea of Holds (5.7) and many more....
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 7. The Slabs:
Beginners Easy Variation 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'
Beginners Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a R Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'
Standard Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a R Trad, 9 pitches, 1100'
Beginners Direct 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad, 2 pitches
Wedge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 6 pitches, 800'
The Cormier-Magness Route 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 8 pitches, 1150'
Sea of Holes 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 4 pitches
Sliding Board 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R Trad, 9 pitches, 1000'
Slabs Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Stop if you Dare 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, 180'
Wave Length 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches
South Buttress of Wankers Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, 1 pitch
Waiting for Comeau 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
The Booklet 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Wave Bye Bye 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R Trad, 1 pitch
The Ninth Wave 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R Trad, 5 pitches
Tidal Wave 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 270'
Interloper 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b R Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'
Fingertip Trip 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Featured Route For 7. The Slabs
Sliding Board 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 7. The Slabs
A truly classic slab climb, loved, respected and feared.A great place to hone your slab climbing skills.Sees many ascents and some epics on a nice weekend so try to avoid the crowds and make sure you are ready for the adventure.Start from the launch pad.Pitch one (5.2): Moves up toward the arch of standard route breaking left to a two ringbolt anchor, even with the bottom of the arch.Pitch two (5.7): Move right and up past two bolts along a steep ramp. Belay on small gear in a crack with an old ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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