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Lower Slabs

New Hampshire > Pawtuckaway

Description

Collection of moderate to easy slabs topropeable for beginners. This cliff sits right on a little swampy pond so beware that when the mosquitoes are hungry you are the first thing they come after!
Bring the family as this area has a great spot to hang out at the bottom and an easy clifftop access and toprope setups off trees.

Getting There

From horse farm parking area (north parking/approach):
Walk down trail for 10 min, until you walk up on some 20ft+ tall boulders on your right, take trail to your right (before Round Pond) continue up trail (there is a sign saying right to upper cliffs and left/straight to lower slabs and boulder natural)

Slabs below upper cliffs.

Routes from Left to Right

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 50
Flake Route
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 86
Pete's Tree
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 36
Pete's Tree Right
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Slab Overhang
TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 33
The Dike
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 70
Open Book
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 14
Beginners Direct
TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 32
Beginner route
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 1
Almond Joy
TR
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 11
Clingon
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Hairball
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Mounds
TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
Thin Face
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 1
Yukon Delta
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Flake Route
 50
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Pete's Tree
 86
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Pete's Tree Right
 36
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Slab Overhang
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
The Dike
 33
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Open Book
 70
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, TR
Beginners Direct
 14
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
Beginner route
 32
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Almond Joy
 1
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Clingon
 11
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad, TR
Hairball
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Mounds
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Thin Face
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a TR
Yukon Delta
 1
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR

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As seen coming from Round Pond.
[Hide Photo] As seen coming from Round Pond.
Lower slabs looking East.
[Hide Photo] Lower slabs looking East.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Chris Silk
Hooksett
[Hide Comment] Where's "Pete's Tree Right"? It a fun climb and easy too(5.7) Crimpy little flakes... My favorite! Jul 20, 2007
[Hide Comment] I've been here a number of times this June - perhaps it is just the mild summer we're having this year, but this slab seems to be shady, dry and free of bugs even when the rest of the park is a swamp. Jun 27, 2016
[Hide Comment] Delightful area to spend a half day or more. I went on a weekday and still ran into 7 other climbers (3 parties) so I can only imagine how crowded a weekend must be. Easy TR setups off of big trees however there isn't really a true cliff edge here so a large amount of your webbing or rope might rub against the rock. IMO, Bring more than usual amounts of edge/abrasion protection. Aug 20, 2016