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Clingon T,TR 
Dike, The T,TR 
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Hairball TR 
Mounds TR 
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Pete's Tree T,TR 
Pete's Tree Right T,TR 
Slab Overhang TR 
Thin Face TR 
Yukon Delta TR 

Lower Slabs Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Ladd on Apr 11, 2007
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Description 

Collection of moderate to easy slabs topropeable for beginners. This cliff sits right on a little swampy pond so beware that when the mosquitoes are hungry you are the first thing they come after!
Bring the family as this area has a great spot to hang out at the bottom and an easy clifftop access and toprope setups off trees.

Getting There 

From horse farm parking area (north parking/approach):
Walk down trail for 10 min, until you walk up on some 20ft+ tall boulders on your right, take trail to your right (before Round Pond) continue up trail (there is a sign saying right to upper cliffs and left/straight to lower slabs and boulder natural)


Slabs below upper cliffs.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Slabs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Slabs:
Pete's Tree   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
Flake Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     TR, 45'   
Pete's Tree Right   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   
The Dike   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 55'   
Slab Overhang   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 50'   
Mounds   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR   
Hairball   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch   
Beginners Direct   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR   
Thin Face   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     TR   
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Photos of Lower Slabs Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: As seen coming from Round Pond.
As seen coming from Round Pond.

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By Chris Silk
From: Hooksett
Jul 20, 2007
Where's "Pete's Tree Right"? It a fun climb and easy too(5.7) Crimpy little flakes... My favorite!
By Sean Kurnas
Jun 27, 2016
I've been here a number of times this June - perhaps it is just the mild summer we're having this year, but this slab seems to be shady, dry and free of bugs even when the rest of the park is a swamp.
By Andy P.
From: Wisconsin
Aug 20, 2016
Delightful area to spend a half day or more. I went on a weekday and still ran into 7 other climbers (3 parties) so I can only imagine how crowded a weekend must be. Easy TR setups off of big trees however there isn't really a true cliff edge here so a large amount of your webbing or rope might rub against the rock. IMO, Bring more than usual amounts of edge/abrasion protection.

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