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2. "Far Left Slab" (a.k.a. "Chinos Slab")

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2. "Far Left Slab" (a.k.a. "Chinos Slab") Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,506'
Location: 44.19472, -71.39722 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Sep 23, 2015
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Several hundred yds left of the "Main Slab", and left of the "Left Slab", this slab has seen route development by the "Chinos" climbing group.

Getting There 

Here's how we got there; after that I'll speculate on what may be the best way to get there.
This slab is QUITE A BIT WEST (like 600 yds, 1/3 mile) of the more-frequently climbed "Main Slab" and you do not want to get into the wrong drainage!

We parked at the pull out across from Willie's Slide, crossed the "river" right where we parked, and headed into the woods at a compass bearing of 65-deg magnetic. (Basically, "straight into the woods", your back to Rt 302) We went about 100-200 yds and did a 90-degree right turn and walked until we found the drainage. [We did this because we knew finding the drainage on the "flats" by the river is not easy.]
As soon as we got into the drainage there were cairns. We followed these up the drainage. At one point the way up the drainage is "blocked" by a very steep, mossy section of streambed [photo] and there are presently 2 cairns on one boulder [photo] at this point. [More on this later] There was also a bit of orange tape, but this (Oct'15) may now have decayed off the tree.

[Probably not the best way...] We circumvented the steep section on the right and then headed back left to the drainage. We continued up the drainage for a few hundred feet more until we got to another, even steeper place, but with an apparent open "viewpoint" up and to the left. We went up into the open area, checked by compass we were still headed correctly, and then moved up and left 2-300 hundred feet to get around a large brown slab, circumventing it on the left. We then went up and cut back to the right (for 20-25 min) and found ourselves at the base of the slab we wanted...right at the start of Webster's Highway & Webster's Way. AMAZING! Took about 1 1/2 hrs, of which at least 15-20 min. was lost time "wandering". Anyone repeating this route will find two strips of green flagging tape where we turned-off left from the drainage, and a few orange tapes near the top of the cut-back-to-the-right. Once you turn off from the drainage, expect VERY steep (but not very thick) bushwhacking.

[Probably the best way...] At the point of the two cairns on one boulder [photo], just below the steep, mossy streambed move right but don't cut back left into the drainage. Follow cairns and a steep, faint path which sometimes moves back and forth (not that easy to follow) but which never re-enters the main drainage (although at one point it moves up and left into a secondary drainage, mves over a couple of boulders and then heads back up and right.) The cairns sort of end about the time you can see the bottom-most, green-slab-"toe" of the Left Slab. If headed for the Far Left Slab, do not go as high as the "toe"; but presumably [?!] , cut left through the woods towards the bottom of the Far Left Slab. You may actually still be a bit above Far Left's bottom.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in 2. "Far Left Slab" (a.k.a. "Chinos Slab")

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 2. "Far Left Slab" (a.k.a. "Chinos Slab"):
Webster's Way   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   
Daniel Webster Highway   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 6 pitches, 1000'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jon at the 4th pitch anchors

Webster's Way 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13  New Hampshire : WM: Crawford Notch : ... : 2. "Far Left Slab" (a.k.a....
Webster's way is a long moderate slab route up the leftmost of the large slabs on Mt. Webster (3,910). The route climbs just left of the route Daniel Webster Highway up the entire cliff. The route was equipped with ring anchors on the upper pitchs and a few protection bolts were placed on the lead. The climb has great belay ledges and excellent views of Crawford Notch. This climb offers the occasional gear placement and bolts, but whitehorse style run-outs should be expected. Tricams can come in...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

Photos of 2. "Far Left Slab" (a.k.a. "Chinos Slab") Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Steep, slimy streambed...if you get here you're 40...
BETA PHOTO: Steep, slimy streambed...if you get here you're 40...
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder in approach gully- about 5-8 min after pas...
BETA PHOTO: Boulder in approach gully- about 5-8 min after pas...
Rock Climbing Photo: 2 cairns on a rock marks the turn off RIGHT, out o...
BETA PHOTO: 2 cairns on a rock marks the turn off RIGHT, out o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gully on the right side of the Far Left Slab.
Gully on the right side of the Far Left Slab.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock with two small cairns indicating beginning of...
BETA PHOTO: Rock with two small cairns indicating beginning of...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is where you turn right and leave the drainag...
BETA PHOTO: This is where you turn right and leave the drainag...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beginning of drainage
Beginning of drainage

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