All Locations > New Hampshire > WM: Crawford Notch > Webster Slabs > 3. "Bore Tide Slab" / a.k.a "Left Slab"
Avg: 2.7 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 1100 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||1,031 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||bradley white on Jul 5, 2009|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionFirst pitch is (5.7R) light gray/white slab for one pitch on the right side center of the central slab heading for the big green rock slab opening. Then 800 ft of seldom a bolt and a fixed pin or trad placement is done at 5.0 to 5.5 simu-climbing for quickness, until the 120ft face/slab is reached. Climb this (3 bolts 5-10a or 7 bolts 5-10d). The rock was referred to as being immaculate to climb on the entire distance.
Location[Admin. NOTE: In e-mail with the submitter, after the COMMENT to Chris was made, Bradley is certain that this route is on what I've chosen to call the "Left Slab" and not on the "Main Slab". Subsequent investigations showed at least 2 old (rusty bolt heads) 3/8" bolts on the steep, white slab about middle of the cliff. [as shown on photo, and better shown on the photo for the AREA annotated by the "Chinos"]
Bradley White's posting continues: I no longer know where this route starts. I believe it is on the slab west of the central slab. Since its been repeated I won't leave what I wrote. I believe it is all wrong. Sorry. I read a description of this route and assumed it was on this central slab.
Start at the base of the slab wherever it appears steep enough to do 5-7. Far spaced bolts. Continue up the very easy slab for thousand or so feet trailing a rope simultaneous climbing. Climb 5.10 head wall above slab. Recommended to rappel down this route. It top is thick pine forested. Vaguely go down where they have gone before, rappelling down 1100ft to the start of the slab.
Admin NOTE: After reaching the base of the slab via the approach path, hike up right approx. 50-75 yds to where one can traverse left out on a ledge system that, if followed to the upper end would lead to the mid-tree ledge.
START: On white slab directly below an old bolt about 50 ft up. (See photo(s))