Nestled into the cliffs of the easternmost point in the United States, Maniac is a 5.13d that was established in 1984 by Dan Goodwin. It has only been repeated four times since.
At the time of the Maniac’s inception, it was one of the only sport climbing routes in the country, and was possibly the most difficult in the world.
Located outside the sleepy town of Lubec, Maine, Maniac has received new interest in recent years. Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay both repeated it.
In this short film, New England-based climbers Michael Larson and Jay Conway set out to add their names to that short list of ascentionists.