|Rock Area Index / / Riverview Slab (5.8+)
| 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.
| 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 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.
| rappel the route |
| September 6, 2009 - George Hurley and Michael Kahn,