NEClimbs - information for New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont rock and ice climbers
Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:36p on 12/19/14 - Temperature: 14.9 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 14.9 F - Barometric pressure: 29.500 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Rapidly - Humidity: 77 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
The Home of New England Climbing
Climbing Area Index / Attitash Crag / Riverview Slab (5.8+)
Directions:  The slab is situated between the Attitash Crag and the Saco River, to the left of the approach trail to the Attitash Crag. It is due south of the main crag. You can reach the slab by continuing upstream, at the same elevation, when the main approach trail turns up hill. Or, when you have ascended the steepest part of the main approach trail, step left to the balcony overlook at the top of the slab.

(There is a second slab below the Attitash Crag, to the southeast, which is inclined a approximately 30 degrees. This is not the Riverview Slab.)

The slab is inclined at approximately 45 degrees, with two prominent vertical steps. The route ascends the slab west (upstream) of its center.
Description: Yet another George Hurley adventure climb. Always entertaining and by bypassing the crux you can keep the climbing at a very moderate grade.
    Pitch 1: Start by a right-facing flake uphill from, to the left of, the toe of the slab. Climb this flake to a narrow ramp that leads up and left, to the base of an open corner. Ascend the corner laying away from a high, left under-cling (crux). Climb a series broken steps to the base of a flaring crack. While the crack offers opportunities for protection, it lacks useful holds. Step left three feet, reach left and back, and, using the back edge of the block, lay away right, stepping up and right to gain the top of this corner. Ascend the easy, but dirty, slab above to reach the large pine snag at the top. (80 feet)

Gear: Gear is standard for the area, primarily, small nuts, tri-cams, and camming units, suitable for cracks up to 1 1/4 inches. Eight or nine runners should suffice.
Descent: rappel the route
History:  September 6,2009 - George Hurley and Michael Kahn,

 

NEClimbs on Facebook
NEClimbs on Facebook
RSS Reader Feed
RSS Feed for NEClimbs, the New England rock and ice climbing resource
Julbo: The world needs your vision
Adventure Spirit: Rock+Ice+Alpine Experiences
New England Mountain Guides
International Mountain Climbing School
Mooney Mountain Guides
Rock On outdoor clothing
International Mountain Equipment
Sponsors & Donors
View Current List