Trad Rock Climbing: Rainbow Slabs

Trad Rock Climbing: Rainbow Slabs

 

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Description:

If you've driven down the Kancamagus, Summer or winter. Most chances are, you have seen Rainbow Slabs. The 200 feet of southeast-facing, water-streaked granite offer moderate and some run-out friction climbing.


The Team's: “Multi Pitch”

As always the size of the Meetup is based on how many people the area can handle and the number of lead climbers who RSVP for the Meetup....!


For each lead climber we need one experienced belayer and then one “optional” newbie climber/Follower.


The Newbie climber as a third is only accepted if the lead climber is comfortable and willing to bring up a 3rd or new climber. That question is asked at RSVP time.
Its always the understanding that the "Newbie/Follower" as at a minimum must have had climbed indoors and has knowledge of the climbing knots and all the gear required.
Belayer must be also willing to show that Newbie the how-to’s on cleaning gear and assist in coaching them to climb past challenges on the route.


Sign up... First to RSVP is the first to fill an opening based on experience needed to fill any team.

Guide Book Of Area: You will need!!!

North Conway Rock Climbs, By Jerry Handren  2012

 

Team List Link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0At0IBRDDzQ8FdHJKelhKSzhtdGJBbWcxamViWGxzakE&usp=sharing

 

Gear: No Helmet no climbing!!!

Lead Climber:  Full rock rack

Belayer and Follower should at a minimum have the basics. If you don't have any of the basic's it could mean you will not be able to join in on this Meetup.

Look to the gear list listed at our group page.

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Click  "Files"

Click  "Gear List - Rock Climbing (Follower)"

 

Getting There:

 

We will be planning on meeting in the covered bridge parking lot. From there we will decide to forge the river or walk along the ski trail..

 

The approach to the slabs definitely adds to the adventure of climbing here. Drive east on the Kancamagus, until you reach the Lower Falls parking area. If the Swift River is low enough, you can park at a pullout (marked by a break in the guard rail) just west of the Lower Falls lot. Ford the river and cut into the woods to find the Nanamocomuck ski trail. Walk east on the trail until you find a small wooden sign with mileages marked on it. From here, turn north into the woods, following a trail that leads through to the base of the slabs. 

If the river is too high, you can always park at the Albany covered bridge and walk along the Nanamocomuck trail to the afore-mentioned point. 

Understand that past the Nanamocomuck trail, the way may or may not! be well-marked, and that getting lost is a possibility! 

 

The Classics:

Height Of Land   Road To Lhasa 5.7

Left slab  The Pillars of Dickulese 5.6

Left slab  Wit's End 5.6 R

middle slab  Face Dances 5.6+

middle slab  Fifty Center 5.4

middle slab  Pencil neck Geek 5.7

Perfect Wave slab  Cruise Control 5.7+

Perfect Wave slab  Take A Giant Step 5.8+

Perfect Wave slab  The Littoral Zone 5.7

Perfect Wave slab  The Perfect Wave 5.7

Perfect Wave slab  Tsunami 5.6

 

 

Waiver:  Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!

Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. You should always, seek your own additional resources of information for any Meetup.  You as an active member! Perhaps? lacking any of the following, experienced knowledge, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious. We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.

When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be?

If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned.  Stepping out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..

It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….

That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers…


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  • Jay B.

    Awesome Time.. First day on rock for the season & wilderness climbing to boot! Almost called out for a rope to be lowered at one point.. Yikes.. Steep as sliding board and too far up above a crappy piece and and have to make this supper thin crossing across Liken and stuff. 5.4 may ASS! Got it done without a slip.. That imaginary solid gear good vibes always works out. It happens every year to me, when I put away the ice tools and crampons. Funny at one point I thought it would have been easier to climb that section..:-)

    May 21, 2013

  • Geoff N.

    What a great way to spend a Sunday trad climbing the in the White Mountains. Well organized group of climbers exploring the slabs

    May 20, 2013

  • Vartika S.

    Good day to begin the rock season! Fun company. Thank for organizing and leading Jay

    May 20, 2013

  • Lei

    Nice day out climbing with the group! Thanks Jay for organizing and Thanks to all leaders and companions!

    May 19, 2013

  • Hiking with X.

    Isolation n group took the life out of me. Going home too late.

    May 18, 2013

  • Hiking with X.

    Isolation n group took the life out of me. Going home too late.

    May 18, 2013

  • Dominique B.

    I will not make it. I am having trouble changing my rsvp

    May 18, 2013

  • Lei

    I'm driving from Woburn. Don't mind share a ride. But I plan to be up north for Saturday as well, though haven't decided what to do for Saturday. Anyone want to come play on Saturday as well, would be nice to share the ride.

    May 16, 2013

    • Jay B.

      I will be working on the Kamp J Saturday.. Offer is open to anyone for camping there Sat night if your not dirt bagging it up on the Kank the night before.. Let me know and I can send directions.

      May 17, 2013

  • Julia

    Long shot since I am on the waitlist faily late but I am also coming from Somerville. Kevin -- If I can go, I can give you a ride.

    May 16, 2013

  • kevin n.

    ... coming from Somerville e.g. I93 or Alewife.

    May 16, 2013

  • kevin n.

    I'd like to join -- I have rack and ropes and can lead, but need a ride.

    May 16, 2013

  • Dominique B.

    Hi Jay.
    My car is at the dealership and they are waiting for parts. I called and they think they will be in tomorrow.
    So I am sorry to say that I am not 100% sure to make it. Feel free to open the spot to another climber.

    May 16, 2013

    • Jay B.

      We have none waiting.. If your car is not fixed and or you change your mind on going just change your RSVP and i will know that way you will not be attending....

      May 16, 2013

    • Vartika S.

      Where are u coming from? I am coming from South Natick. If you can meet me along 90/95/93, I can pick you up.

      May 16, 2013

  • Kristy B.

    Sorry! I can't make it this weekend. Hope someone from the wait list can jump on.

    May 15, 2013

  • Zac D.

    Something came up sorry guys

    May 13, 2013

  • Zac D.

    Pumped

    May 13, 2013

  • Zac D.

    Pumped

    May 4, 2013

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