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A Night Climb for Two Knights T 
Across the Universe T 
Asteroid Belt T 
Bear Minimum (to intercept Star Trek, and Gamma Ray) T 
Bradley's Main Slab Route  T 
Celestial Path T 
Gamma Ray T 
Hugo's Horror Revisited T 
Lost in Space T 
Sputnik T 
Standard Route - Left Variant Lower, 1929 Route Upper T 
Star Trek and the "Lost in Space" 5.7+R Variant ? T 
Time-Space Continuum  T 
Ursa Major T 

Main Slab Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Aug 5, 2014


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BETA PHOTO: Mt Willard's Main Face - Right of Std Route (photo...


The Main Slab has several interesting routes, including the multi-star "Across the Universe (5.10)", "Hugo's Horror 'Revisted'"(5.6 / 5.7) and "Time-Space Continuum" (5.8) (originally entered as "Time Traveler 'Revisted'".) In the case of "Hugo's" bolted anchors were added, and an occasional protection bolt, to pretty much the original line of an ancient "X" route.
"Time-Space Continuum" is a new line carefully worked out to not touch older routes such as "6000 Salad Bowls", "Time Traveler" and "Ursa Major. "Time Space" has bolted anchors and "alpine" protection bolts.

Further right on the main slab are the often overlooked slab climbs: Star Trek (5.6) and its excellent variants "Lost in Space" (5.7+) and "Gamma Ray" (5.6).

Recent work has "re-discovered" the line of an "ancient", previously unreported full length route done in 1966. ("A Night Climb for Two Knights") but more importantly this work "uncovered" P1 alternatives to "Star Trek's P1" that are free of poor rock, massive lichen, and general ugliness. Other's have said of Star Trek's regular P1: "'ll not be lichen this!"; but the alternates are on clean, solid rock.

When Whitehorse is crowded, try Mt Willard's Main Slab for some fun routes!

Getting There 

See "Getting There" in the main section for Mt. Willard.

Shortest and fastest approach is via the "Hatties Garden Approach Path", rather than walking along the RR tracks all the way from the top of Crawford Notch.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Slab:
Hugo's Horror Revisited   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 700'   
Time-Space Continuum    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 700'   
Across the Universe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 700'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Just above the START of Time-Space Continuum

Time-Space Continuum 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  New Hampshire : WM: Crawford Notch : ... : Main Slab
NOTE: This climb seemed to have gotten the name "Mystery Route", although I originally posted it as Time Traveler Revisited and may still show on some photos with that name. This slightly revised introduction was posted 4/27/16 after discussions with Kurt. HISTORY: Taking a line to the right of Hugo's Horror, and generally left of Time Traveler, Kurt Winkler and Peter Gamache worked out this great line that carefully avoids the routes...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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