Lower Left Wall / Ventilator Slabs
Alex on the crux of Bombardment...
The Lower Left Wall has everything from easy starter climbs (Fun House 5.7) to some hard scary slab climbing (Repo Man 5.11dX) and many choices in between. Routes in this section can get crowded on a weekend with multiple parties on Bombardment (5.8), Fun House (5.7), and beginner parties suckered in to the stout but fun (if 5.8 is not your limit) Three Birches (5.8+). However the better I get to know this cliff the more I learn to get around the crowds and I always find a way to the midway ledge without waiting in line or crossing too many ropes.
Though many of the routes have cracks on them you will find most of the climbing depends on your feet and requires some slab technique. On the routes that donít have cracks expect extreme slab climbing for the most part, Ego Trip (5.11c) among others offer you good protection while pushing the limits of your slab prowess.
There is a trail marked at the road near where the porter potties normally reside. Follow this as it twists through the woods and eventually heads up hill past boulders. You will have Fun House right in front of you as you get to the cliff. Head left for bombardment and the hard slabs. Head right for the Lower Refuse area.
Weather station 2.0 miles from here
19 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Left Wall / Ventilator Slabs:
Fun House 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Bombardment 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Pooh 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 170'
Ventilator 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Ego Trip 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For Lower Left Wall / Ventilator Slabs
Fun House 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NH
: Cathedral Ledge
: Lower Left Wall / Ventilato...
This is a very popular route as a first Cathedral climb...It can be very busy on weekends and should be avoided at these times if you don't like crowds (and who does?)....One of the things that makes Fun House a great beginner route is that the climbing is challenging but well-protected and not too exposed...It has tree cover much of the way and that makes folk feel more comfortable....Pitch 1: Climb the corner past a pin...Stemming and using really nice holds.... Mantel and climb the next corne...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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|Comments on Lower Left Wall / Ventilator Slabs
By Ladd Raine
From: Plymouth, NH
May 30, 2007
The SCA is curently fixing up the approach trail to the base. 5.30.07.
The cliff is still accessible and the work they are doing is great!
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Sep 30, 2008
In an attempt to avoid the wet spots I lead my dad up an interesting link up starting on Western Lady going in to the crack on Bombardment and avoiding the wet crux on that, continued left in to Happy Trails... Fun climbing at about 5.9...
The Western-Bombardment link is very fun, the finish on happy trails was not really worth going out of your way for...
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Feb 10, 2013
I'm surprised that no one has posted Repo Man and that the only mention of it has an X safety rating. This was my first 5.12 lead. I accept it being down-rated to 11d, although unless the bolt that protects the crux is gone, this is not an X route. I got the nerve to lead it only after watching Jimmy Surette pitch off of the crux - coming close to, although not hitting the deck.