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Location: 43.6224, -70.2112 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd Raine, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Heims on Mar 26, 2011
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Description 

In the off days of spotting German U-Boats I'm sure the soldiers of the WW2 era had plenty of time to do some bouldering of their own. This park encompasses some of Maine's rugged coastline with picturesque views of Portland Headlight and Portland. The bouldering here, like any spot on the Maine coast, is a plethora of opportunites to set new routes or climb old ones. There's a few bolted lines here spotted around the parking lot cliffs just to the side of the lighthouse and the main parking lot. Kind of run out and spotty anchoring, you may need to rap to investigate the quality of the bolts prior to hanging on them. This is right on the ocean so keep in mind the tides and make sure your belayer has a good anchor as well so no one goes for a swim :)

Getting There 

Just google Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth Maine.. 5 minute walk from the parking lots.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

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By steitz
From: midcoast, maine
Sep 15, 2014
CONDITION REPORT 
This last winter was a harsh one, most of the major formations near the entrance to the park lost rock, including the bolted face. Be extra wary of potentially pulling blocks out and rock instability, the park is going through a period of extra loose erosion / rock fall.
By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Mar 31, 2011
A piece of advice. I wouldn't trust any fixed gear placed here.