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The Cavern  


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Description 

The large amphitheater in the center of the cliff. The most tide dependent section of the cliff as well as the steepest. Home to some of the islands hardest routes and some open projects as well.

Getting There 

From the top of the cliff by the ruins of a stone tower walk right about 300 feet and locate 2 sets of bolts. the left most of the two is the rappel. rap down to the ledge. the traverse in from the left wall is not recommended as any rise in the tide or a wave splashing the ledge can leave you stuck. its wise to leave a rap line in place to jug out if the tides start coming in

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.8 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cavern:
The FishScale   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Cavern
On the FA, belayed by Pete Fasoldt

Dragon Fish 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  ME : Acadia National Park : ... : The Cavern
Was project X3 in Jeff's book.The start is the crux. Bouldery moves on sea polished crimps go into radically steep fins and underclings. Continue bouldering out a body length horizontal roof on a stalactite tooth feature; very strange (V8ish?). After moving through the sea polished roof and statactite, climb through an amazing pocket covered face on a slightly overhanging wall to a another roof. Boulder through this roof into a technical corner. Hang on to the top. Absolutely amazing. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ME

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