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Description

A pleasant granite slab with an easy approach.

Approach

A minute or two -- walk through the trees to the obviously visible slab.

Descent notes

Usually done by a walk-off along the (climber's) right of the slab. There is a braid of paths down, some better than others, and often requiring one rappel.

Routes

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1
5.5 X ** Empress Trad 800ft, 7

FA: Fritz Wiessner & George Austin, 1933

2
5.6 G ** Greensleeves Trad 350ft, 3

FA: Alpine Club of Canada

3
5.6 R Victoria Trad 410ft, 3

Another variation for the upper pitches that starts up Empress, then splits off heading for the left side of a prominent roof in the upper slabs.

4
5.7 X ** Thanksgiving Trad 540ft

Another variation for the upper pitches, heads up towards the right side of the same prominent roof that Victoria passes on the left, then through a roof at the top of Bob's Knob - the blocky section in the upper right part of the slab.

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5.3 * Bob's Knob Standard Trad 840ft, 6

This route, the original on the slab, begins as for Regular Route and then veers right to climb easy rock, avoiding most major difficulties or exposed features.

The following three routes climb Bob's Knob, a steep buttress of rock in the upper right section of the slab.

They face the road, and are reached from the gravel ledge to the right on P4 of "Regular Route" or from "Bob's Knob Standard" which traverses the ledge as part of P4.

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5.11 A0 G Dog's Breakfast Trad 120ft
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5.9 PG Hamburger Helper Trad 120ft
9
5.7 G Eagle Crack Trad 120ft
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WI2 to WI3 * Chapel Pond Slab - ICE Ice 700ft

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