This line starts either as a striaght up (harder) or from the right, it is a little scary to lead.
It has some fun moves and a hidden hold that, if you miss it, ups the grade up at least 2 number grades.
Left of Recollections of Pacifica and Wafer Step.
Spaced more than I like, don't forget to clip the piton!
From: Keene Valley, NY
Dec 8, 2009
tricams are pretty helpful for protecting the last 20 feet on the arete. just pop 'em in the jugs. jugs doubling as protection, god i love acadia.
|By Derek Doucet|
Jun 13, 2010
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
This route is actually called "Madam Labois' Troubled Lunge".
|By Don MacKenzie|
From: Seattle, WA
Sep 10, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Agree with Derek: unless we're talking about a different route, the name is "Madam Labois' Troubled Lunge".
Rating: 5.8? No chance. WAY easier than Trotsky or Old Town. Only a little more difficult than Wafer Step, if at all.
Gear: a little discontinuous, but hardly spaced out. I don't think I was ever more than a few feet from my last piece.