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The north end of cannon has a vast low angle area where smooth slabs meet steep overlaps and lead to a dramatic headwall. Lakeview and Consolation Prize are fun and popular among others.
Walk across the foot bridge and go right along the stream until you can break left up hill on a climbers trail. This leads to talus and eventually the slabs.
Browse More Classics in 5. Slabs
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 5. Slabs:
Weissners Dike 5.5 Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 650 feet, Grade II
Lakeview 5.6 Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, Grade III
Weissners Butress 5.6 Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600 feet, Grade II
Consolation Prize 5.8 Trad, Alpine, 900 feet
Falling Aspirations 5.9- PG13 Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, Grade III
Condescender 5.11a R Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300 feet
Featured Route For 5. Slabs
Lakeview 5.6 NH : Cannon Cliff : 5. Slabs
Lakeview used to be a popular route. Then the Old Man fell down and strafed the middle pitches with rockfall. Ever since, climbers have seemed reluctant to climb on Cannon's right-side slabs. While Lakeview crosses right through the danger zone, the loose rock is not horrible and pretty easily avoided. The first few pitches and the last two might offer better climbing and better rock than on the over-crowded Whitney Gilman.Start on the far right side of the cliff, at an obvious clearing. Head up...[more] Browse More Classics in NH