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7. The Slabs

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L to R R to L Alpha
Beginners Direct T 
Beginners Easy Variation T 
Beginners Route T 
Booklet, The T 
Cormier-Magness Indirect, The T 
Cormier-Magness Route, The T 
Dark Horse T 
Dike Route, The T 
Fingertip Trip T 
Girdle Traverse of Whitehorse Ledge T 
Interloper  T 
Man O War T 
Miner-Joseph-King Dike (aka Dike route left start), The T 
Ninth Wave, The T 
Pathfinder T 
Sea of Holes T 
Slabs Direct T 
Sliding Board T 
Slipshod T 
South Buttress of Wankers Wall T 
Standard Route T 
Stop if you Dare T 
Tidal Wave T,S 
Waiting for Comeau T 
Wave Bye Bye T 
Wave Length T 
Wedge T 
White Wilderness T 
White Zone, The T 

7. The Slabs  

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Submitted By: lee hansche on Jan 17, 2007


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Look even the tree wants to climb it was so nice


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....

The slabs are located on the north end of the cliff, very sunny for the first half of the day...You will bake in the sun on a hot summer day... And look out for rain clouds when you are run out 100ft on a seemingly innocent bit of friction, it can get slick....

Some of the most popular routes start from the "launch pad", a platform of rock about a 100ft of the ground located in the middle of the slab... It is an easy walk up to the launch pad, so most folks don't rope up till this point....

There are many other starts along the base of the cliff most routes start with a poorly or unprotected climb up moderate friction to the first anchor.... The starts will be described in the routes description....

Getting There 

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....

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

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'   
Standard Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R     Trad, 9 pitches, 1100'   
Beginners Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   
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'   
Sea of Holes   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches   
Sliding Board   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 9 pitches, 1000'   
Wave Length   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Stop if you Dare   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 180'   
Girdle Traverse of Whitehorse Ledge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 PG13     Trad, Aid, 18 pitches, 2170'   
Waiting for Comeau   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
The Booklet   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   
The Cormier-Magness Indirect   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 380'   
Interloper    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   
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The White Zone 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : 7. The Slabs
An extremely fun climb in an extremely cool spot. I had always wondered it this was a cool climb because of where it was or what it was. It is so much of both! This route would be a classic at any sport climbing area.Steep climbing on mostly jugs with a few holds that are merely decent it is a true enduro route where the difficulty is in the accumulation of moves rather than one individual crux. As it is with many endurance routes the last moves will seem the hardest. In this case, that is a dra...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

Photos of 7. The Slabs Slideshow Add Photo
Looking up the slabs from the base.
Looking up the slabs from the base.
The Slabs from Echo Lake.
The Slabs from Echo Lake.
Echo Lake
Echo Lake
The Slabs from the top of Cathedral.
The Slabs from the top of Cathedral.
what a outstanding day in march. this was from beg...
what a outstanding day in march. this was from beg...
Starting up the slabs.
Starting up the slabs.
Busy day on standard arch we finished before the f...
Busy day on standard arch we finished before the f...
Courtney on belay from the beginners route
Courtney on belay from the beginners route
Zackary getting pumped about climbing
Zackary getting pumped about climbing

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By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Jan 18, 2008
what is the hardest route on the slabs?
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Jan 18, 2008
There are a couple routes that check in at a higher grade on the slabs but the hard slab classic is Interloper (5.10c R)... If I ever get the balls to climb it (I plan to) I'll be sure to put it up on MP...
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