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The best pure friction climbing in the Northeast. Often run out and bold but always fun and exciting. Routes like Sliding Board and Standard Route see the crowds, but I've never climbed a bad route in this area....
From the hotel parking lot trail entrance, walk less than a minute to the HUGE slab in front of you.... Just to your right is the Beginner Route (5.5). Slightly up and left is the launch pad. Further left you will find the other slab climbs like Sea of Holds (5.7) and many more....
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 7. The Slabs:
Beginners Easy Variation 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'
Beginners Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'
Standard Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad, 9 pitches, 1100'
Beginners Direct 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad, 2 pitches
Wedge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 6 pitches, 800'
The Cormier-Magness Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 8 pitches, 1150'
Slabs Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Sliding Board 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, 9 pitches, 1000'
Sea of Holes 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 4 pitches
Wave Length 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches
Girdle Traverse of Whitehorse Ledge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 PG13 Trad, Aid, 18 pitches, 2170'
The Booklet 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Waiting for Comeau 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
The Ninth Wave 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, 5 pitches
Interloper 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'
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Wave Length 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 7. The Slabs
Taking Standard Route's direct route (Quarts Pocket), to Wave Length and on to Sliding Board is a great link up and a great way to avoid crowds if you time it right....Wave Length has some pure friction and some face climbing on it, but even the face climbing feels slippery and a little insecure, so you will thank your sticky rubber.... It is really fun and a must do for fans of the slabs....Pitch 1: (5.8) From the thread anchor on standard, make one or two moves to clip the first bolt and pull ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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