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Black watch T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: nickv on Mar 4, 2008
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Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons Details


From the belay ledge, climb a ramp untill it steepens and then traverse left to a small stance below a large left facing corner. at the third bolt in the corner move left to the arete


Nuts and small cams in addition to the few bolts makes this climb pretty well protected. a few med-large cams for the semi hanging belay at the bottom.


if you clip your rappel line to the second bolt on your way down, when you pull your rope it won't go in the drink. Sep 5, 2011
Peter Lewis
Bridgton, Maine
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, Maine
Every time I go to Acadia I take a lap on this route--surely one of the most spectacular short routes of its grade in New England (especially when the surf is heavy). A word of caution: as you traverse the top of the cliff toward the rappel anchor, the last 10 feet or so is a little spooky (and the bolts aren't all that easy to spot. Consider roping up for this (it's easy to set up a belay from a pod up and left). An un-belayed slip while traversing the final few feet would surely be fatal. Jul 18, 2011