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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 VD 3a Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'
Beginners Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a R Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'
Standard Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a R Trad, 9 pitches, 1100'
Wedge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 6 pitches, 800'
The Cormier-Magness Route 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 8 pitches, 1150'
Beginners Direct 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad, 2 pitches
Sliding Board 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R Trad, 9 pitches, 1000'
Slabs Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Sea of Holes 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 4 pitches
Wave Length 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches
Waiting for Comeau 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
The Booklet 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
The Ninth Wave 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R Trad, 5 pitches
Interloper 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b R Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'
Featured Route For 7. The Slabs
The Cormier-Magness Route 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 7. The Slabs
A good deal of variety for the slabs with fun climbing on every pitch.1) scramble to the pine tree at the end of the first pitch of Beginner’s Route.2) “The Wheat Thin Arete” 5.6, 190’. Step right of the tree 10’ and head up toward a bolt. Climb past a horizontal to join a thin flake. Follow the flake to an aręte on the right, passing 2 more bolts to a two bolt anchor.3) “The Cajun Washboard” 5.6, 170’. Straight up off the belay through some bulgy areas passing one bolt to a steeper wall. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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