Main Slab Rock Climbing
|GPS:||44.189, -71.394 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Sep 23, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
It's a "wide open" slab, both geographically and "geopolitically"...in other words FA's (especially rambling solo FA's) often went unreported, no one seems to care. (Bradley White of Plymouth NH seems to have done a lot in the 1980's)
New lines follow old lines. It's a fine area to "mix and match" pitches from one route with another route. In short, a fine "playground" for the slab climber happy with 5.4 to 5.8.
[Alternatively one can cross the Saco right at the parking pull out. You'll then have to walk down-river in the woods to pick up the trail. This may involve some crossing of the stream's braids.]
If the Saco is too deep to comfortably wade across, go back and take a look at the slab...it's probably too wet to enjoyably climb!
A COMMENT has been posted to the effect that one can hike by parking at the Willey House, walking west ("up-notch" toward Mt Willard) to mile-marker 45.6 (on left side of road), going 2 more "white markers" (on right side of road) and heading down and across the river, and straight up the slope on the other side. I think this is a bit further of a walk on the road.
Classic Climbing Routes at Main Slab
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