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Rock Climbing Photo: Descent from Chapel Pond Slab.
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By Ian Dibbs
Jul 4, 2012
You can easily and quickly decend using 3 rappels starting from the slung tree at Bob's Knob as shown on picture, or rappel-scramble-rappel. The birch tree at bottom of Bob's Knob rappel is dead, a small but sturdy fir tree now has a rappel ring on it for second rappel, (at this point you can do an ugly scramble down to the next rappel point if desired), 60 meter rope reaches.Third rappel is an easy to find slung tree after a short walk down from end of second rappel. The final rappel takes you to the final walk down next to a stream (waterfall)
By Simon Thompson
From: New Paltz, NY
Jul 18, 2012
This is extremely helpful. Thanks Jim.
By Robert Hall
From: North Conway, NH
May 27, 2015
I think my "old way" of rapping off with just two-single-rope raps is still there: The first rap is as shown on the photo from the end of the 5th pitch of Bob's Knob std. to the bush/terrace. Now, walk/scramble through bushes about 75-85 ft angled to the left facing out. You SHOULD come to a cedar (or pine?) tree with an old sling and anchor. (In the photo, this would be at the level of the word "Hidden", and to the left of the "H".) For about 10-12 ft beyond the tree there is low-angle slab and then a sudden, steep drop off. If you're in the correct place, this is a one-rope rap to the level of the path down the gully. R. Hall
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Descent from Chapel Pond Slab.

Submitted By: Jim Lawyer on Jun 18, 2012
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