Exploding straight up from the waters of Moosehead Lake, the the biggest face of Mt. Kineo juts 800' into the air. Secluded due to the long drive and or paddle to approach, the face is rarely climbed, though climber's will find mysterious old rusty pitons, slung trees, and bolts from the unknown climbers of the past.
Driving from the mainland you can drive to the golf course, but it's quicker to put in a boat at Rockwood and zip over to the main face.
Browse More Classics in The Main Face
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Main Face:
Claw of the Toxic Walrus 5.8 PG13 Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800 feet, Grade IV
Trappah's Line 5.10a Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800 feet, Grade IV
Featured Route For The Main Face
10 More Lumens 5.9 R ME : Mt Kineo : The Main Face
This climb show's traces of mysterious climber's who have may attempted it before, mysterious rap bolts halfway up, ancient weathered gear from the 80s still shoved in cracks, but the upper pitches seem to be new ground.The climb starts on the extreme right side of the Main Face, right next to the massive overhangs. It is the leftmost crack that heads straight up this portion of the wall.Occasional ledges provide puny trees for slinging and belaying, and the line has less loose rock than typical...[more] Browse More Classics in ME