Friends over things, outside over inside. Will you go out with us? #OptOutside — Join Us Outside
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
The Precipice aka The South Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Albatross T 
Balance Queen T 
Band of Gypsys T 
Bartleby -(Central Slab) T 
Birch Ade - (mid-cliff START)  T 
Boys From Bangor T 
Byzantine T 
Chicken of the Sea T 
Chitlin's Corner T 
Connecticut Cracks T 
Country Corner - (mid-cliff START) T 
Crack Of Senility -(Central Slab) T 
Dynamo Hum - (mid-cliff START) T 
Emigrant Crack - (mid-cliff START)  T 
Fear of Flying T 
Fingers in a Seascape (mid-cliff START) S 
From Russia With Love -(Central Slab) T 
Gale Face T 
Games Without Frontiers - (mid-cliff START) S,TR 
Green Mt. Breakdown T 
Grendal T 
Gunklandia T 
Gunklandia Direct Variation T 
High Wire T 
Jaws T 
Juvenile T,S 
London Bridges T 
Lower Wall / Alcove / Staircase Break T 
Main Wall / Alcove / Staircase Break T 
Maniacal Depression T 
Michael's Pin - (mid-cliff START) T 
Mme. LeBois' Troubled Lunge -(Central Slab) T 
Old Town T 
Philidelphia Story, The T 
Pipe Dreams T 
Precipice Ledges T 
Quiver T 
Ramp Traverse, The T 
Recollections of Pacifica -(Central Slab) T 
Retlaw T 
Return to Forever - (mid-cliff START) T 
Rusticator T 
Scaramouche Arete - (mid-cliff START) S 
Sea Gypsy T 
Space Between T 
Staircase, The T 
Standard Route T 
Star Face Mole T 
Story of O T 
Sweet Surrender -(Central Slab) T 
Swept Away T 
Trotsky T 
Vacation Cracks - (mid-cliff START) T 
Wafer Step -(Central Slab) T 
Wet Lithuanian, The T 
Wilner's Route TR 


YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: ?
Page Views: 758
Submitted By: Barrett Stetson on Jul 19, 2011

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (14)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: S Matz on Retlaw

Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons MORE INFO >>>


Climb up underneath the bush and move left to gain a crack. Follow the crack up underneath a roof. Head under the roof's left side and then continue straight up to the anchor.


As you come up the path and reach a cliff face, this climb is to the left side of a clump of birch trees at the base. It starts below a juniper bush about 15' up the climb. Can rap down or 4th class up to Precipice Right.


A normal rack. Would say 'G' except you can't get a piece in for the first 15', but it's easy climbing to that point. There is a 2 bolt anchor with rap rings at the top.

Photos of Retlaw Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Retlaw is the crack in the center of the photo; &q...
BETA PHOTO: Retlaw is the crack in the center of the photo; &q...
Rock Climbing Photo: The roof, head left underneath it.
BETA PHOTO: The roof, head left underneath it.
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the climb.
BETA PHOTO: The start of the climb.

Comments on Retlaw Add Comment
Show which comments
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Aug 18, 2014

This is a nice little route. Fun moves on good rock. While it's true there's no gear for the first 15 feet or so, the moves are extremely easy.
Aug 1, 2016

Really high quality. I found the leftward moves under the overhang to be fairly difficult; it looked like you could possibly make face/slab moves about 10' left of where I was at that point.

The rap is almost a full 30m, so make sure you're at the middle of your rope.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!