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L to R R to L Alpha
3 stooges S 
birds eye (aka- FB) S 
borderline  S 
cracked up S 
Disturbed S 
Dyno-U-Mite S 
Element Zero T 
funny farm T,S 
Glory Hole S 
Hooked T 
Loud Room S 
O-C-D T 
Quiet Room S 
simple gifts S 
slacker S 
squidler on the roof S 
straitjacket T 
sun spot S 
Trad Man's Delight T 
voluntary madness S 

the out back Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: john weaver on Apr 11, 2009  with updates from Ben Townsend


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great short crag, nice place to climb in late afternoon, and most likily never see another person.

Getting There 

Park at the maidens cliff trail parking lot, follow the hiking trail to u come to a bridge. At this point turn right(little rock cairon) up an old trail/washout. Follow this trail to where it flatens out, follow carions to the stream where u can head up thru the boulderfield or skirt along the right side to the base of the cliff!
option 2 (hard way)
head up the trail to the base of barrettes slab, continue up the river bed on the left side of the cliff heading torward the verticals. follow the flat lands along the stream for another 5 mins until u see a boulder field. U can fire straight up through the field (route finding hard first time) or follow the stream up to the right side of the the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Camden Hills area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in the out back

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for the out back:
funny farm   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 40'   
Glory Hole   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 60'   
Quiet Room   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   
birds eye (aka- FB)   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
voluntary madness   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For the out back
Rock Climbing Photo: voluntary Madness 13a photo by- ryan jay stanley

voluntary madness 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  ME : Camden Hills : the out back
be ready to work right off the ground! You will traverse right at 5th bolt for 12d and continue back up left to high anchor. direct finish 13c or d....[more]   Browse More Classics in ME

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By Taylor Roy
From: Boulder, Co
Jul 28, 2013
The talus field below the Outback Cliff has some potential for bouldering. Lot's of steep faces with climbable features. Bad landings but nothing a few pads couldn't fix. V0-VHard.
By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Aug 5, 2013
Next time I will have to check that out Taylor!

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