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Stop if you Dare 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R

Type:  Trad, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R [details]
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Submitted By: lee hansche on May 3, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: At the 2nd bolt


Anyone know the name of this pitch?

To the right of Slabs Direct and left of the Ninth Wave there is a bolt line on a blank slab. Pretty fun if you enjoy pure friction.

From the anchor below the lower crux of slabs direct move right up to the first bolt. The hardest moves are around this bolt. Run it out 80 feet or so to bolt number 2 on 5.5 or 5.6 slab it get easier as you get closer to the bolt. More moderate stuff and you get to another bolt then the anchor.


Right of Slabs Direct left of Ninth Wave.


3 bolts. 2 bolt anchor.

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By joshua corbett
From: Wolfeboro NH
May 7, 2010

I think this is named Stop If You Dare acording to my TMC Books map of Whitehorse your description and the maps description are almost identical.Three pitchs to the overlaps (5.8R,5.5,5.3)
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
May 7, 2010

hmmmm interesting, when i checked it out in ed websters book it didnt seem to match... ill have to look again...
By John Halupowski
From: Intervale, N.H.
Aug 23, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

Michael Hartrich free soloed the first ascent in '74 without the bolts. With the bolts it's still exciting. The rock quality is superb. The first time I was on this piece of rock was in the early 80s before the bolts, on a free solo down climb. Loved it especially after I was down.
By Sean T.Bowen
From: New Boston,NH
Oct 3, 2016

Got lost on Slabs Direct in the 90's and climbed this unintentionally! Sweet Climb! Crazy Run-out !

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