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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 National… > The Precipice aka The South Wall
Access Issue: Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons Details


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


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.


Regular rack. Gear anchor.

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Peter Lewis
Bridgton, Maine
[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