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Story of O 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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Nick belaying up Charlie on P1

Description 

Pitch one takes you up a little gully to a slabby section. Belay at a comfortable stance. Pitch two goes up a tremendously fun left facing dihedral. Great stemming and jamming with excellent pro. Belay at the top of this feature. Pitch three heads up steep hand cracks. Veer left at the top of the cracks to find the anchor. You can descend with one 60 meter rope by doing two rappels. There is another bolted anchor directly below.


Location 

Come up the trail from road. Traverse left when you reach a wall and then head up talus to the main wall. The climb begins just to your left if you come directly up the talus.


Protection 

Medium gear. Gear anchors for pitches 1 & 2, bolted anchor with rappel rings at the top.



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Heather cleaning gear at the top of the gully on pitch one of Story of O.
Heather cleaning gear at the top of the gully on p...
Travis at the pitch 2 anchor.
Travis at the pitch 2 anchor.
Kyle chilling at the 1st pitch's belay.
Kyle chilling at the 1st pitch's belay.
Heather nearing the top of the steep hand cracks on the 3rd pitch of Story of O.
Heather nearing the top of the steep hand cracks o...
pitch 2
pitch 2
Kyle cleaning P2
Kyle cleaning P2
The house sized cat claw marks.
The house sized cat claw marks.
Last summer we climbed this classic by headlamp under a full moon, and if that wasn't good enough this was the view from the top! Love Acadia!
Last summer we climbed this classic by headlamp un...
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By Dustin Lagoy
From: Western MA
Jun 10, 2011

Beautiful route, I spent a week in Acadia at the end of May and climbed this route once a day as a warm-up (or down). It is a great classic that shouldn't be missed. I would also like to submit the first record for a speed ascent of the climb at 18:58 from the time I (the leader) left the ground until both of us were off rappel at the bottom ;).

P.S. This route can be climbed easily with a 70m (likely a rope stretcher if using a 60) in one pitch with limited rope drag.

By Barrett Stetson
Jun 27, 2013

There is a nice looking crack to the right of the start of the 3rd pitch. Does anyone know what this is? It seems not far enough right for vacation cracks, but when I looked for vacation cracks from the description in the guidebook I wasn't sure I saw that either.