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Bluff Head Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 95'
Location: 44.3837, -68.6716 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
Submitted By: Jonathan Steitzer on Mar 14, 2010
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Bluff Head is a super secluded undeveloped place near the head of the Bagaduce River. There's great potential for a few boulder problems, and a few trad single pitch lines or possibly sport lines if someone wanted to bother to bolt it.

This place is remote, hard to get to, and short and dirty and kinda chossy when you arrive. But hey, it makes you forget that you're in the regiment for a bit so that's worth something right?

Extremely vegetated, with animals living in a burrow halfway up the face.

It faces south west, and has mid day to afternoon sun, and looks over a beautiful scenic part of the Bagaduce River.


for more local detail ask the staff of the climbing wall at Maine Maritime Academy, located in Castine.

Getting There 

There are two potential approaches. The first is the way we went.

1) Load up canoes / kayaks, paddle up the Bagaduce from Castine, make sure you time it with the tides as tidal currents can run up to 6 knots in part of the river. Canoe up the river till you see the magnificent rock face on the northern shore, boom, you're there.

2) Drive in, the crag is near Sedgewick Maine, follow the google map directions, pull off and bushwhack through a barely existent animal path to the top of the cliff.

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Weather station 8.5 miles from here

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