On Monday, October 2nd at 8:07PM, Mount Desert Island experienced its third earthquake/aftershock in eleven days -- this one apparently registering around 3.9 in magnitude. The entire east side of Mt. Champlain was affected by several rockfalls -- the Precipice Trail is now closed due to damage and the climbing area of the same name (aka the South Wall) took some big hits.
In the middle of the cliff, several large blocks that released above and right of the route Story of O impacted on the talus section of the approach trail and carried on to the trees (had it been earlier in the evening, this could have been real nasty for anyone in that area). On the right side of the cliff, above the stairs on the approach to the route Wafer Step, a couch-sized block fell and crossed over the trail cleaving a large tree in half. The left side also was affected -- several large blocks released from the large gulley that runs the height of the cliff (not far from the 2002 rockfall) and destroyed several trees at the cliff's base.
I do not currently have any information on how this event affected specific climbing routes (at first glance, it appears all exisiting climbs were spared damage), but more time will be needed for a thorough assessment. In the meantime, given the frequency of the seismic activity, the proximity of the epicenters of all three quakes/aftershocks to the South Wall climbing area, and the potential for dangerous loose rock on the cliff, it might be wise to avoid the South Wall for a while. If you are coming up, feel free to call me for updates (207.288.2521).
As a sidebar: I was guiding on Story of O when the second quake/aftershock hit (a 3.4 and a surprise to all of us on the island - - we assumed the previous week's earthquake was a onetime event). Thankfully, not a single pebble moved that day.