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Barnacle

5.7, TR, 40 ft,  Avg: 1.7 from 9 votes
FA: unknown
Maine > Acadia NP > Great Head > Left wall
Access Issue: Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons Details

Description

Moderate up some big holds on the leftmost side of the left wall.

Location

Left-most climb on the 'Left Wall' area of Great Head.

From below, it's just right of a short crack-looking thing, and about 10' left of where the huge roof starts and the ground drops down a bit.

From above, there's a large ledge/area dropped slightly below the top of the cliff, with a few spread-out bolts. a few TRs can be set from here, Barnacle is left of the left-most bolt (looking from the Ocean towards bolts). It's probably farther left then you think from above.

Protection

TR - gear or some far-apart/away bolts and a decent length of static line or webbing.

Instead of using 2 bolts, we used the left-most bolt & some gear in a crack to the left of that, and about 10' of webbing on both the gear and the bolt to get the anchor-point over the edge.

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Rapping down over Barnacle, red & green webbing (Rapping not required, walking around and down is easier - we were just practicing).
[Hide Photo] Rapping down over Barnacle, red & green webbing (Rapping not required, walking around and down is easier - we were just practicing).
Rope on the left is on Barnacle
[Hide Photo] Rope on the left is on Barnacle