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Looking for V5+ Slabs


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Brett Bergeron · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 106

Hey folks, I could use some help tracking down harder problems on slabs or low angle faces.

I'd love any recommendations for the northeast.

New York would be even better.✌️

Conor Mark · · Asheville, NC · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 670
https://www.mountainproject.com/route/109633483/booty-fingers

Here’s a thing I did a few years ago. Says mid 11, more like v5. Ended up bolting it because of bad falls into the birch at the base.

What you need to do though, is come down to NC or up to NH to see some hard slabs. 
Peter T · · New Joisey · Joined May 2016 · Points: 10

Here is a good one in Haycock: https://www.mountainproject.com/route/108410279/v6-slab 

The GunksApp guide calls this Patoggan Run (V4R). Somewhere in the V4-6 range sounds about right. There are a bunch of other good slabby type climbs at Haycock, but it's best not to go in summer. 

Joe M. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 9,715

Lincoln Woods has some V5+ slabs at the Alcove and the slabs near the pond...

Joe M. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 9,715

There is also a great V7 slab at Gilbert Hills in Mass.

https://www.mountainproject.com/route/106531281/gritish-invasion

Mike G · · Pennsyltucky · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

this is my prime mountain project example https://www.mountainproject.com/route/107018597/shamoo but there are also more hard slab routes at governor dick i just don't have the guide book. 

Ian McAfee · · Concord, NH · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 80
DRusso · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 740
Justin Sanford · · Broadalbin, New York · Joined May 2009 · Points: 555

Here are two V6 slab boulder problems from the Snowy Mountain Boulders in Indian Lake, New York

https://youtu.be/c25FP5Eo8xM​​​
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Brett Bergeron · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 106

Awesome! Thanks for the help! 

Linnaeus · · NZ · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 0
MattH · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 420
DRusso wrote: mountainproject.com/route/1…

THE v5 slab, in my opinion. Hard as hell for the modern boulderer (myself included) but all there with the right amount of patience. Damn I miss Pawtuckaway.

Mike Collins · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2013 · Points: 35

+1 for Brett does lawn jobs. I have only tried it on a shit condition summer day and it felt super hard but it's awesome 

Bryce Adamson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 889

Ice Cube boulder at Ice Pond is close to you. Font Arete (V6), The Hump (V3 or 7). Dave's Slab is to the right of the Hump (V5)

Dan Knisell · · Townsend, MA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 2,598

There’s a tall slab project at Palmer Bartell. You may need my help finding it though...

Tim McGivern · · Medford, ma · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 11,387

Mt. Ann in Cape Ann probably has some that hard. Short, hard, granite slab problems near the top. I’ve been meaning to go try more of them. 

Nivel Egres · · New York, NY · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 130
Bryce Adamson wrote: Ice Cube boulder at Ice Pond is close to you. Font Arete (V6), The Hump (V3 or 7). Dave's Slab is to the right of the Hump (V5)

Dave's Slab is a V5 now? I have go back and re-do it :)

Suburban Roadside · · Abovetraffic on Hudson · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 1,404


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Bryce Adamson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 889
Nivel Egres wrote:

Dave's Slab is a V5 now? I have go back and re-do it :)

Lol. That's the consensus from the internet. I personally thought it was easier than the other V3/4 face left of The Hump. Grades at Ice Pond are funny.

Suburban Roadside · · Abovetraffic on Hudson · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 1,404

Yeah, I know, not a slab, 25' big holds all the way up

Danbury / Bethel border ,really such a bad picture,I need to remember to go take some more, it sits up a hill in the shade with a the breeze.

Suburban Roadside · · Abovetraffic on Hudson · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 1,404

I don't believe you

I have given up
You all know where the rock is and all go to just those places.
What is it that you are doing ? Measuring what?
Numbers mean everything? Only want to climb on what every one else has climbed on?

Thats fine

Any one free to climb ?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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