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The Precipice aka The South Wall
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Balance Queen T 
Bartleby T 
Birch Ade T 
Chicken of the Sea T 
Chitlin's Corner T 
Connecticut Crack T 
Country Corner T 
Crack Of Senility T 
Dynamo Hum T 
Emigrant Crack T 
Fear of Flying T 
Fingers in a Seascape S 
From Russia With Love T 
Gale Face T 
Games Without Frontiers 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 
Maniacal Depression T 
Michael's Pin T 
Mme. LeBois' Troubled Lunge T 
Old Town T 
Philidelphia Story, The T 
Pipe Dreams T 
Precipice Ledges T 
Ramp Traverse, The T 
Recollections of Pacifica T 
Retlaw T 
Return to Forever T 
Rusticator T 
Scaramouche Arete S 
Sea Gypsy T 
Space Between T 
Standard Route T 
Story of O T 
Sweet Surrender T 
Trotsky T 
Vacation Cracks T 
Wafer Step T 
Wet Lithuanian T 
Unsorted Routes:


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

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

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BETA PHOTO: The start of the climb.


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.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The roof, head left underneath it.
BETA PHOTO: The roof, head left underneath it.

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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.

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