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7. The Slabs

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Beginners Direct T 
Beginners Easy Variation T 
Beginners Route T 
Booklet, The T 
Cormier-Magness Indirect, The T 
Cormier-Magness Route, The T 
Dark Horse T 
Dike Route, The T 
Fingertip Trip T 
Girdle Traverse of Whitehorse Ledge T 
Interloper  T 
Man O War T 
Miner-Joseph-King Dike (aka Dike route left start), The T 
Ninth Wave, The T 
Pathfinder T 
Sea of Holes T 
Slabs Direct T 
Sliding Board T 
Slipshod T 
South Buttress of Wankers Wall T 
Standard Route T 
Stop if you Dare T 
Tidal Wave T,S 
Waiting for Comeau T 
Wave Bye Bye T 
Wave Length T 
Wedge T 
White Wilderness T 
White Zone, The T 

7. The Slabs Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.055, -71.16605 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: lee hansche on Jan 17, 2007
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Description 

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....

The slabs are located on the north end of the cliff, very sunny for the first half of the day...You will bake in the sun on a hot summer day... And look out for rain clouds when you are run out 100ft on a seemingly innocent bit of friction, it can get slick....

Some of the most popular routes start from the "launch pad", a platform of rock about a 100ft of the ground located in the middle of the slab... It is an easy walk up to the launch pad, so most folks don't rope up till this point....

There are many other starts along the base of the cliff most routes start with a poorly or unprotected climb up moderate friction to the first anchor.... The starts will be described in the routes description....

Getting There 

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....

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',5],['5.8',5],['5.9',4],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['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 7. The Slabs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 7. The Slabs:
Beginners Easy Variation   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   
Standard Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R     Trad, 9 pitches, 1100'   
Beginners Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   
The Cormier-Magness Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 8 pitches, 1150'   
Beginners Direct   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches   
Wedge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   
Sliding Board   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 9 pitches, 1000'   
Sea of Holes   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches   
Slabs Direct   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Wave Length   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Girdle Traverse of Whitehorse Ledge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 PG13     Trad, Aid, 18 pitches, 2170'   
The Booklet   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Wave Bye Bye   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X     Trad, 1 pitch   
The Cormier-Magness Indirect   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 380'   
Interloper    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For 7. The Slabs
Rock Climbing Photo: My dad on Wave Length....

Wave Length 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : 7. The Slabs
Taking Standard Route's direct route (Quarts Pocket), to Wave Length and on to Sliding Board is a great link up and a great way to avoid crowds if you time it right....Wave Length has some pure friction and some face climbing on it, but even the face climbing feels slippery and a little insecure, so you will thank your sticky rubber.... It is really fun and a must do for fans of the slabs....Pitch 1: (5.8) From the thread anchor on standard, make one or two moves to clip the first bolt and pull ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

Photos of 7. The Slabs Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Busy day on standard arch we finished before the f...
Busy day on standard arch we finished before the f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Echo Lake
Echo Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: what a outstanding day in march. this was from beg...
what a outstanding day in march. this was from beg...
Rock Climbing Photo: Look even the tree wants to climb it was so nice
Look even the tree wants to climb it was so nice
Rock Climbing Photo: Courtney on belay from the beginners route
Courtney on belay from the beginners route
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up the slabs.
Starting up the slabs.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Slabs from the top of Cathedral.
The Slabs from the top of Cathedral.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Slabs from Echo Lake.
The Slabs from Echo Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the slabs from the base.
Looking up the slabs from the base.

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By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Jan 18, 2008
what is the hardest route on the slabs?
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Jan 18, 2008
There are a couple routes that check in at a higher grade on the slabs but the hard slab classic is Interloper (5.10c R)... If I ever get the balls to climb it (I plan to) I'll be sure to put it up on MP...

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