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The Cavern

Maine > -Acadia NP > Great Head
Access Issue: Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons Details

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

Routes from Left to Right

5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 2
Dragon Fish
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
The FishScale
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 1
Maine Squeeze
Trad
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c R
 1
Thicker Than Water
Trad 2 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 1
Transatlantic
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 2
When Six Changes To Nine
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dragon Fish
 2
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
The FishScale
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Maine Squeeze
 1
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Thicker Than Water
 1
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c R Trad 2 pitches
Transatlantic
 1
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport 2 pitches
When Six Changes To Nine
 2
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad

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Josh topping out on Maine Squeeze in The Cavern.
[Hide Photo] Josh topping out on Maine Squeeze in The Cavern.
Picture of the Cavern from the deck of the Acadian, a popular tourist boat. The chalked line that goes into the obvious center dihedral is the Dragon Fish.
[Hide Photo] Picture of the Cavern from the deck of the Acadian, a popular tourist boat. The chalked line that goes into the obvious center dihedral is the Dragon Fish.