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Routes in Main Slab

A Night Climb for Two Knights T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Across the Universe T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Asteroid Belt T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Bear Minimum (to intercept Star Trek, and Gamma Ray) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Bradley's Main Slab Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Celestial Path T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Gamma Ray T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Hugo's Horror Revisited T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Lost in Space T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Sputnik T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X
Standard Route - Left Variant Lower, 1929 Route Upper T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Star Trek and the "Lost in Space" 5.7+R Variant ? T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Time-Space Continuum T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Ursa Major T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
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The Main Slab has several interesting routes, including the multi-star "Across the Universe (5.10)", "Hugo's Horror 'Revisted'"(5.6 / 5.7) and "Time-Space Continuum" (5.8) (originally entered as "Time Traveler 'Revisted'".) In the case of "Hugo's" bolted anchors were added, and an occasional protection bolt, to pretty much the original line of an ancient "X" route.
"Time-Space Continuum" is a new line carefully worked out to not touch older routes such as "6000 Salad Bowls", "Time Traveler" and "Ursa Major. "Time Space" has bolted anchors and "alpine" protection bolts.

Further right on the main slab are the often overlooked slab climbs: Star Trek (5.6) and its excellent variants "Lost in Space" (5.7+) and "Gamma Ray" (5.6).


Recent work has "re-discovered" the line of an "ancient", previously unreported full length route done in 1966. ("A Night Climb for Two Knights") but more importantly this work "uncovered" P1 alternatives to "Star Trek's P1" that are free of poor rock, massive lichen, and general ugliness. Other's have said of Star Trek's regular P1: "...you'll not be lichen this!"; but the alternates are on clean, solid rock.

When Whitehorse is crowded, try Mt Willard's Main Slab for some fun routes!

Getting There

See "Getting There" in the main section for Mt. Willard.

Shortest and fastest approach is via the "Hatties Garden Approach Path", rather than walking along the RR tracks all the way from the top of Crawford Notch.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Hugo's Horror Revisited
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Time-Space Continuum
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Across the Universe
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hugo's Horror Revisited 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Time-Space Continuum 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Across the Universe 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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