Elevation: 694 ft
GPS: 44.055, -71.166 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lee Hansche on Jan 17, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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....

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Slabs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 31
Beginners Easy Variation
Trad 8 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
 273
Standard Route
Trad 9 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
 73
Beginners Route
Trad 10 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 8
Beginners Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 19
Wedge
Trad 6 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 120
The Cormier-Magness Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 157
Sliding Board
Trad 9 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 43
Slabs Direct
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 67
Sea of Holes
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 42
Wave Length
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 4
Dark Horse
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 PG13
 5
Girdle Traverse of Whitehorse Ledge
Trad, Aid 18 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 3
Pathfinder
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
The Cormier-Magness Indirect
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 12
Interloper
Trad 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beginners Easy Variation
 31
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 8 pitches
Standard Route
 273
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad 9 pitches
Beginners Route
 73
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad 10 pitches
Beginners Direct
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Wedge
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
The Cormier-Magness Route
 120
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 8 pitches
Sliding Board
 157
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 9 pitches
Slabs Direct
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 4 pitches
Sea of Holes
 67
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
Wave Length
 42
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Dark Horse
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 2 pitches
Girdle Traverse of Whitehor…
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 PG13 Trad, Aid 18 pitches
Pathfinder
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 5 pitches
The Cormier-Magness Indirect
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Interloper
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 7 pitches
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