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The Cavern  

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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]

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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scary clip after the crux Photo by Dave Sharratt

The FishScale 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  ME : Acadia National Park : ... : The Cavern
Rappel in with a fixed line to a belay. Then climb the obvious and radically steep prow. Amazing boulder problem to start then endurance and tech to the top. Hands down one of the most amazing hard 5.12's in New England!!!Was Project X4 in Jeff's Guide.Warning: You need a low-tide or small surf. Fix a line and know how to jug before attempting. Slightly scary. Hard....[more]   Browse More Classics in ME

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