Further to the north and concealed from the highway bu Big Chick Hill is the more remote expanse of Fletchers Bluff. Although Fletchers offers a range of difficulty and terrain features, it is most known for the Sundog Wall on the far right end of the cliff. Here, honed sport climbers will find their peace with slightly overhanging face climbing on beautiful square holds. Sundog routes are in the 5.10 to 5.12 range. On the opposite end of the cliff and for those with a little less bicep power, is the newly developed Kansas Wall which boasts slightly less than vertical face climbing in the 5.9 to 5.11 range. Easy slabs lead up to looming roofs in the center of the cliff. The aptly named Acrophobia breaches the biggest roof. Most of the climbing st Fletchers is a departure from crystal pinching norm of Clifton.
Continue on Route 9 for eight miles from route 180. Look for a gravel logging road, #09-13-0, on the left. Follow the dominant logging road, passing three intersections for 2.8 miles to a widened pullout on the right. Specifically, at 1.3 miles from Route 9 you will come to the first intersection which is a left fork. Continue straight, slightly right. Another.4 miles a final fork to the right as you near the pullout. Often there is a cairn marking this spot. With the exception of mud season, all roads are drivable in a passenger car.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fletchers Bluff:
Sunnyside up 5.11a Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Sundog 5.12b Sport, 1 pitch, 75 feet
Featured Route For Fletchers Bluff
Great route, it lies on the Sundog wall. It's the second route from the last on the right side. The crimpy crux is within the first two bolts. After that pull a small roof and sustained crimpy climbing follows to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in ME