Camden Hills Rock Climbing
The Camden Hills, on the west shore of the Penobscot bay, near Camden, Maine, have a variety of rock and ice climbing on a half-dozen small cliffs. While no Camden climbs are very long, some are of high quality. In particular, some of the ice climbs here are exceptional.
The Camden hills are composed mainly of metamorphosed rock that can vary wildly in appearance.
Gear: A standard Camden rack for the trad routes ranges from mirco-nuts, to a 3.5" Friend. Most areas take mainly small gear. It should be kept in mind that while the majority of the climbs in Camden are not extremely difficult, finding adequate protection can be. Many of the climbs have substantial run-outs, so it is best to be solid at the grade before leading the climb.
All of the Crags can be reached from pull-offs off of Route 52. The approaches range anywhere from 2 minutes to 1/2 hr.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
112 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',57],['2 Stars',40],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Camden Hills
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Fourth of July 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Camden Hills
: Barretts Cove Cliff
5 feet right of the Poison Ivy anchor on Broadway, a couple face moves leads to a thin finger crack that fades in and out. When the crack fades out climb to a bolt, then straight up the face to some pockets where gear can be found. Climb a short vertical section to two rusty but beefy bolts....[more] Browse More Classics in ME
Jun 7, 2015
Hi there, I'm in the midcoast region until June 28th, 2015 and am looking for a climbing partner. Hit me up if you would like to go out anywhere my email is email@example.com. I've climbed a bunch at barrets and would be psyched to explore other zones!