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Acadia National Park - 1998
Ann on the Wonder Wall (5.6) at Otter Cliffs Ann and I were stuck between New York and Montreal for most of June 1998. We went to the Gunks a couple of times, and found the camping to be unpleasant due to all the bugs. Climbing in the Adirondacks and New Hampshire was bound to be even worse out because of the black fly season, so we went to Acadia for a few days. We did some hiking and a couple of climbs at Otter Cliff, which is by the sea, and also one at Precipice Cliff, which is a granite crag set inland.
Ann on Wonder Wall, Otter Cliffs
We toproped a few routes at Otter Cliff, which I didn't find all that special. Precipice Cliff, however, has clean rock, and some outstanding views from the belays. The forest extends out for about a mile from the cliff, all the way out to the shore, where green and blue merge. It looked remarkable in the late afternoon light. We climbed the Standard Route which goes in two pitches, with a pretty stiff layback or stem crux on the 2d pitch. The rock and the pro were good. We rappelled as it was getting dark, and on our way down we scoped out some of the other climbs. The last pitch of Return To Forever, a slightly overhanging corner rated at 5.9, looks like quite the climb.

List of Climbs

  • Precipice Cliff Standard Route (5.5 *)

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