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Parks Pond Bluff Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 300'
Location: 44.8174, -68.49405 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The ideal setting of Parks Pond Bluff has long been a favorite for local climbers. ALthough more scruffy then its neighboring crags, it offers a bit more adventure and the best summit scenery by far. Today, many climbers are introduced on the slabby main face. Just left of this face, is the steep mushroom wall, home to some harder testpices.

Getting There 

From the intersection of routes 180 and route 9, follow 9 east for 2.7 miles, passing parks pond on your right to a small grassy pullout on your right. Two trails leave from the pullout. one branches left leading to the top of the cliff, while the right one leads you to the base of the crag. Leave five minutes for the approach.

Climbing Season

For the Clifton Crags area.

Weather station 10.8 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',6],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Parks Pond Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Parks Pond Bluff:
Craig's Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   Main Face
Riders Of the Storm   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Mushroom Wall
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Featured Route For Parks Pond Bluff
Rock Climbing Photo: At first bolt.

The Perfect Time 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13  ME : Clifton Crags : ... : Maple Run Wall
Bouldery route. Technical moves off the ground leading to a hands free stance. From there sustained overhanging moves. Leads to very powerful ending moves after last bolt and before anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in ME

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Rock Climbing Photo: The view at Parks Pond bluff
The view at Parks Pond bluff
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By hasan
From: portland,me
Aug 23, 2010
The Clifton climbing guidebook is highly essential for climbing anywhere in Clifton (that includes Parks Pond). It's sold by the local climbing shop, Alpenglow, in Orono. They have a website by that name also.
By Rock-stock
Jun 25, 2015
Agreed, Clifton climbers guidebook is a must

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