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Upper Slab and Upper Wall

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Upper Slab and Upper Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Pete eye on Aug 6, 2008


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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

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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'   
Gargoyle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Escape Hatch & Gargoyle

Escape Hatch 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  ME : Acadia National Park : ... : Upper Slab and Upper Wall
I thought this pretty "old school" 5.5, but used that rating since it came from the current guidebook (Grant Simmons, 2014) whose ratings are supposed to be "the grades that the climbing community has settled on." However, even the guidebook calls the climb "stout" ! P1 - Climb the Upper Slabs, usually accomplished on the lead via the large right facing corner at the left edge of the upper slabs, perhaps stepping out onto the face near the top, bolted anchor. 5...[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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