More classic stemming & laybacking! A terrific linkup with Old Town.
From the Old Town ledge, climb straight up through an awkward V-shaped slot to reach the clean, left-facing corner. Stem and layback your way to the top.
Located directly above the Old Town Ledge.
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Tiny to small cams and nuts. One piton. Bolted top anchor with rappel rings.
Rappelling from the fixed anchor atop Return to Fo...
Mike Z after crux
|Comments on Return to Forever
|By Matthew Fienup|
From: Ventura, CA
Jul 25, 2007
After climbing both Emigrant Crack (5.10b) and Connecticut Crack (5.11a) clean, this one still spit me out of the crux dihedral. Additionally, gear was strenuous to place.
Do not underestimate this route given the modest grade.
|By Phil Persson|
From: Denver, Colorado
Sep 28, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
What a great route.... agreed with Mr. Fienup, there are some slightly devious/tricky moves, but great pro [small cams and rp's], beatuful rock, and fantastic location make this one of the best routes I have done anywhere for it's grade. Very highly reccomended!!
From: Keene Valley, NY
Apr 6, 2010
The pin is gone. Plenty of other protection possibilities.
|By Andrew Mertens|
From: Hanover, NH
Jun 30, 2010
The pin's there as of 6-24-10.
|By Michael Z.|
From: Campton, NH
Aug 16, 2011
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c
Wow Fabulous! Linked up with Old Town for my first route at Acadia, So Good!
|By S. Neoh|
Aug 16, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Congrats, you certainly chose some of the finest to get started on Acadia! I really enjoyed the location of and scenery from this route. I am almost sure it was my 1st 5.9 trad lead too many years ago so it is also special to me in that way.
Old Town was very busy the day I decided to get on this route so I did P1 of Gunklandia, then a little scramble/runout to the left on easy ground in order to get to the start of RTF. A little sneaky but I got the job done! :)