7. The Slabs Rock Climbing
Look even the tree wants to climb it was so nice
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....
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....
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
29 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in 7. The Slabs
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 7. The Slabs:
Wedge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 6 pitches, 800'
Interloper 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
R Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'
Featured Route For 7. The Slabs
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
Looking up the slabs from the base.
The Slabs from Echo Lake.
The Slabs from the top of Cathedral.
what a outstanding day in march. this was from beg...
Busy day on standard arch we finished before the f...
Courtney on belay from the beginners route
Zackary getting pumped about climbing
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Jan 18, 2008
what is the hardest route on the slabs?
By lee hansche
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...