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Slide Rules 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
Season: Summer - Fall
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Submitted By: percious on Oct 18, 2010

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Heading out right on the third pitch of Slide Rule...


The furthest right route on the main slab. P1 Look right of the bolt-ladder and you will see a nice slab punctuated by creaky flakes and two bolts up to the two-bolt anchor. P2. Head left from the anchor on a testy traverse to meet up with the anchors for Freudian Slip. P3. Head up through the moss and right into the woods. 200 feet of bushwhacking deposits you at the summit path. (it is thick)

From P2 you can rappel Freudian Slip, I don't know if it requires two ropes or not. There is a good trail down from the summit.


Take either trail to big slide (up from the John's brook trail, or over all the humps.) A the intersection of those two trails, take a climbers path on the left if you are facing the big birch tree. Bushwhack until you see a clearing.


Light rack of stoppers and small cams. Nothing more than 3" needed.

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By Gunkiemike
Aug 27, 2011

I'd say nothing bigger than 1 inch needed.
By Mike McLean
Jul 30, 2012

As mentioned in Adirondack Rock the 3rd pitch is seldom climbed ... We were up there this Sunday and you are literally climbing on layers of moss ... sketchy ...

Don't underestimate the bushwhack either; the krummholz up there is THICK. Those couple hundred feet to the summit will take a lot of energy and skin from you
By Robert Hall
Mar 19, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

I went in here twice, probably 12-15 years ago (maybe more !) and the "protection" bolts were THEN old 1/4"-ers. Other "protection points" were small cams in small (read "shaky") flakes. Thus, I'd give this an "R" protection rating unless someone has replaced these old bolts.

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