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The north end of cannon has a vast low angle area where smooth slabs meet steep overlaps and lead to a dramatic headwall. Lakeview and Consolation Prize are fun and popular among others.
Walk across the foot bridge and go right along the stream until you can break left up hill on a climbers trail. This leads to talus and eventually the slabs.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 5. Slabs:
Weissners Dike 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 650'
Lakeview 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches
Weissners Butress 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'
Consolation Prize 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 900'
Falling Aspirations 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c PG13 Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches
Micron 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 160'
Beware of the Dog 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 250'
Slip o' Fools 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'
Condescender 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300'
Featured Route For 5. Slabs
Condescender 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R NH : Cannon Cliff : 5. Slabs
The sustained, tenuous friction climbing on this one will leave your noggin tired, if nothing else. The rock is superb, and the crux is well-protected. I put the R rating for the runout up top, where the rock quality is a bit poorer and the protection scarce, but the climbing is easier, maybe 5.9 or so.Hard friction takes you straight off the ground to the first bolt, which you'll pass diagonalling right to the sloping horizontal ramp. Clip the next bolt, traverse right to the end of the ramp,...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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