Lower Slabs Rock Climbing
As seen coming from Round Pond.
Collection of moderate to easy slabs topropeable for beginners. This cliff sits right on a little swampy pond so beware that when the mosquitoes are hungry you are the first thing they come after!
Bring the family as this area has a great spot to hang out at the bottom and an easy clifftop access and toprope setups off trees.
From horse farm parking area (north parking/approach):
Walk down trail for 10 min, until you walk up on some 20ft+ tall boulders on your right, take trail to your right (before Round Pond) continue up trail (there is a sign saying right to upper cliffs and left/straight to lower slabs and boulder natural)
Slabs below upper cliffs.
Weather station 7.5 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Slabs
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Slabs:
Pete's Tree 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
The Dike 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 55'
Mounds 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Hairball 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Lower Slabs
Pete's Tree 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a New Hampshire
: Lower Slabs
The obvious line on this section of the cliff, the crack system between the Flake Route and The Dike. It starts on the right-angling hand crack (a few face moves are more fun.) Climb up to a comfortable rest with a vertical seam leading to the left-angling finger-crack system. The crux is getting into the second crack system, but it is easily protected with a medium nut or TCU. Find the good feet on the face and finger locks. The route is classic except for the last 5 feet which are just a ...[more] Browse More Classics in New Hampshire
Lower slabs looking East.
By Chris Silk
Jul 20, 2007
Where's "Pete's Tree Right"? It a fun climb and easy too(5.7) Crimpy little flakes... My favorite!
By Sean Kurnas
Jun 27, 2016
I've been here a number of times this June - perhaps it is just the mild summer we're having this year, but this slab seems to be shady, dry and free of bugs even when the rest of the park is a swamp.
By Andy P.
Aug 20, 2016
Delightful area to spend a half day or more. I went on a weekday and still ran into 7 other climbers (3 parties) so I can only imagine how crowded a weekend must be. Easy TR setups off of big trees however there isn't really a true cliff edge here so a large amount of your webbing or rope might rub against the rock. IMO, Bring more than usual amounts of edge/abrasion protection.