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Freudian Slip S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Slide Rules T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Type: Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches, Grade III
FA: unknown
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Shared By: percious on Oct 18, 2010
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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The furthest right route on the main slab. P1 Look right of the bolt-ladder and you will see a nice slab punctuated by creaky flakes and two bolts up to the two-bolt anchor. P2. Head left from the anchor on a testy traverse to meet up with the anchors for Freudian Slip. P3. Head up through the moss and right into the woods. 200 feet of bushwhacking deposits you at the summit path. (it is thick)

From P2 you can rappel Freudian Slip, I don't know if it requires two ropes or not. There is a good trail down from the summit.


Take either trail to big slide (up from the John's brook trail, or over all the humps.) A the intersection of those two trails, take a climbers path on the left if you are facing the big birch tree. Bushwhack until you see a clearing.


Light rack of stoppers and small cams. Nothing more than 3" needed.


Has anybody done a rappel with a single 60? in the guidebook it says its possible to rappel and "angle right" with a single rope. Also, would this probably be a dumb idea late season or after a rain? thanks! Dec 17, 2015
Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
  5.7 R
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
  5.7 R
I went in here twice, probably 12-15 years ago (maybe more !) and the "protection" bolts were THEN old 1/4"-ers. Other "protection points" were small cams in small (read "shaky") flakes. Thus, I'd give this an "R" protection rating unless someone has replaced these old bolts. Mar 19, 2015
As mentioned in Adirondack Rock the 3rd pitch is seldom climbed ... We were up there this Sunday and you are literally climbing on layers of moss ... sketchy ...

Don't underestimate the bushwhack either; the krummholz up there is THICK. Those couple hundred feet to the summit will take a lot of energy and skin from you Jul 30, 2012
I'd say nothing bigger than 1 inch needed. Aug 27, 2011