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Upper Slab and Upper Wall Rock Climbing 


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This is were all the magic happens. At the top of lower slab/ bottom of Upper slab is a nice ledge to start your climbs (2 pitch trad). A great place for budding trad climbers to get good work in.

When you finish the climbs here, follow a 4th class scramble up to top of cliff, then follow the hikers trail down and to the left side of the cliff. At about the tree line, be sure to keep an eye out for the faint hiker trail on the left that gets you back to the Upper Slab. If not, it means a bit more hiking around in those crampy shoes.

Getting There 

continue past Lower Slab up trail to an obvious ledge.

Climbing Season

For the Acadia National Park area.

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Slab and Upper Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Slab and Upper Wall:
Upper Slab Routes   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Off-Width Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Moraviana   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Gargoyle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Ancient Via Ferrata Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13  ME : Acadia National Park : ... : Upper Slab and Upper Wall
This "route" (which is not in the current guidebook) was recommended to me by a world-traveled climber as a "don't miss". While most technical climbers could easily solo it, an uncaught slip would certainly be fatal. It is most interesting climbed with a short rope and about 5-6 long "alpine draws". (We used a 50M 8mm doubled over for 80ft, which seemed about right). Unlike maintained Via Ferratas, there are no cables to clip into along the way and the steel rods that do exist are suspect due t...[more]   Browse More Classics in ME

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By Jonathan Steitzer
From: midcoast, maine
Feb 22, 2010
Climbed here in november, and fallen leaves made it hard to find the hikers trail. We cut right and scrambled along the old rusted and retired walking trail, with ancient fixed protection from the early 1900s. Got back to the top of the upper slab and rap'd out.

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