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Shell Pond

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Shell Pond 


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Location: 44.2504, -70.9629 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Shell Pond is a semi-remote, beautiful south facing cliff in western Maine, right along the border.


Getting There 

Drive about 40 minutes from Newry, onto a unpaved road past several unmarked turns, then hike for half an hour following tape and cairns. It is extremely easy to get lost.


4 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Shell Pond:
Bubblecuffer   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Family Wall
Mr. Moose's Wild Ride   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Family Wall
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Featured Route For Shell Pond

Mr. Moose's Wild Ride 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a ME : Shell Pond : The Family Wall
This route was named after a Moose's bones were found at the base of it. At times the run outs may make you feel like you're about to join the moose.There are only 3 bolts the whole way, and the rare spot for a very creative trad gear placement, making the climbing of this route a hair raising adventure for those that dislike runouts....[more]   Browse More Classics in ME

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By RON WALSH
Nov 12, 2012

FOUND A JACKET ON SHELL POND TRAIL. CALL 207-925-1037. SOME SAID I
SHOULD HAVE LEFT IT THERE, OWNER MAY HAVE RETURNED. iF SO, SORRY.
wANTED TO DO THE RIGHT THING. SEEMED SO WARM TODAY, DIDN'T THINK IT
WOULD HAVE BEEN DROPPED TODAY.

By M Sprague
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From: New England
Oct 3, 2013

Any chance the description and directions could get an upgrade? Shell is such a good crag; it deserves it. Not all the routes are in the new Handren guide too, so if they were listed here it would help avoid confusion. I do understand if locals don't want the information out in an attempt to keep it from becoming ghetto though.