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Sliding Board - Multi Pitch Summer Rock Climb

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Shaka from Pitch 2 Belay of Sliding Board

Sliding Board (5.7R)
Trad, 9 Pitches, 1000 feet
Whitehorse Ledge
North Conway, NH

I love climbing The Slabs of Whitehorse Ledge. But today I couldn't wait to get off of it! When the lead climber (of the group of 4 in front of us) starting shrieking, my only thought then was that Sean and I had to get the fuck off Whitehorse......

Although I was eager to lead, I was nervous because I had never climbed Sliding Board. I was also nervous watching the group in front of us. It was obvious that no one in this group knew where they were going. One of their lead climbers, who was about 20 feet above the second bolt of the second pitch, turned to a guide who was anchored in the "crystal pocket" and asked him where the anchor was. He answered, "10 feet to your left, or 100 feet above you." She traversed to her left and found the anchor. Lots of places to put pro in cracks, but she didn't put any between that second bolt and the anch…

Wavelength – Multi-pitch Rock Climbing

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Wavelength (5.8) 1,080 feet, 10 pitches Whitehorse Ledge North Conway, NH
May 2nd brought a fabulous day for a first multi-pitch rock climb of the season!
Counting the ‘walk-up’ to the Launch Pad, Sean, Tom and I did 10 pitches today of The Slabs, Center of Whitehorse Ledge. We had blue skies the entire day, climbed the 5.8 pitch listening to Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ outdoor convention speech and met a “totally blind” climber on his very first multi-pitch climb.
Our climbing plan; start on the Standard Route’s direct route (Quartz pocket) and if it was dry, onto Wavelength, linking up with the Sliding Board and finishing up on the Standard Route. Sean would lead and Tom and I would second several of the pitches together. 
Enjoy photos taken of our climb!
White Mountain Hotel & Resort with Whitehorse Ledge in the backgound
A little bit of snow at the base of the ledge
Sean leading up to "The Toilet Bowl"
Me on Sean's belay at the "Launch Pad"
Tom and I mak…