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From Russia With Love -(Central Slab)

5.10a, Trad, 70 ft,  Avg: 2.1 from 12 votes
FA: unknown
Maine > Acadia NP > Precipice aka The S Wall
Access Issue: Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons Details

Description

Climb the crack in the corner. Exit left and climb the crack up left.

Location

This climb is on the Central Slabs; after passing the end of the Lower Wall, go up the talus and Staircase and continue right.

Up to the left of Recollections of Pacifica, around the arete and on a small ledge below a crack in the corner.

Walk right on the ledge to bolts to rap off.

Protection

Regular rack. Gear anchor.

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Nathan Kilroy climbing the crack near the top of "From Russia With Love"
[Hide Photo] Nathan Kilroy climbing the crack near the top of "From Russia With Love"
Jeremiah prepares to head up From Russia With Love
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Peter Lewis
Bridgton, ME
 
[Hide Comment] The guidebook calls this route a little contrived, and it is. The lower corner is probably the crux, although the upper corner has a thin move right at the top (SO much easier if you just reach out to the jugs on the left). Instead of building a gear anchor, just put in a directional at the top of the route and then walk 20 feet right and belay off the Recollections of Pacifica/Wafer Step bolts--you'll have to rap from them anyway. Oct 7, 2011
Ramona Filipi
Medford, mA
 
[Hide Comment] It seems really hard to top out just using the crack - is this even possible? I used thin edges to the left once the crack became unusable 10" above the piton. Aug 13, 2017