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Routes in 7. The Slabs

Beginners Direct T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Beginners Easy Variation T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Beginners Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Black Jade T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Booklet, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cormier-Magness Indirect, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cormier-Magness Route, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dark Horse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Dike Route, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fingertip Trip T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Girdle Traverse of Whitehorse Ledge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 PG13
Interloper T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Man O War T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Miner-Joseph-King Dike (aka Dike route left start), The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Ninth Wave, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Pathfinder T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Sea of Holes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Slabs Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Sliding Board T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Slipshod T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
South Buttress of Wankers Wall T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Standard Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Stop if you Dare T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Tidal Wave T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Waiting for Comeau T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wave Bye Bye T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X
Wave Length T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wedge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
White Wilderness T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
White Zone, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Shared By: lee hansche on Jan 17, 2007 with updates from Jason Gates and 1 other
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
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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....

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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
 21
Beginners Easy Variation
Trad 8 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
 223
Standard Route
Trad 9 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
 63
Beginners Route
Trad 10 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 7
Beginners Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 18
Wedge
Trad 6 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 76
The Cormier-Magness Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 126
Sliding Board
Trad 9 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 31
Slabs Direct
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 58
Sea of Holes
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 38
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
 4
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
 7
The Cormier-Magness Indirect
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 11
Interloper
Trad 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beginners Easy Variation
 21
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 8 pitches
Standard Route
 223
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad 9 pitches
Beginners Route
 63
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad 10 pitches
Beginners Direct
 7
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Wedge
 18
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
The Cormier-Magness Route
 76
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 8 pitches
Sliding Board
 126
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 9 pitches
Slabs Direct
 31
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 4 pitches
Sea of Holes
 58
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
Wave Length
 38
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…
 4
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
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Interloper
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 7 pitches
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Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
what is the hardest route on the slabs? Jan 18, 2008
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
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... Jan 18, 2008

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