Elevation: 41 ft
GPS: 44.312, -68.189 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Apr 20, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Ladd Raine, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
Access Issue: Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons Details

Description

Most famous and heavily used climbing area in Acadia. Toprope or rappel in to climb here.

Anchors are solid steel bars pounded into the top of the cliff because years of toproping here has killed many trees.

Excellent place for beginners to learn about climbing, the beauty of nature, and placing gear in a wet crack.

Beware high tides as your ropes will get soaked and your gear will be salt encrusted. the rock that the routes start on just gets underwater at the highest tide points. Tides change rapidly here, keep an eye on your time and check out the tide charts before you come. 

Getting There

East side of Acadia National Park. Follow signs to Otter Cliffs, park and cross road towards ocean to find cliffs below you. Parking is extremely limited, consider parking outside the park and biking in or taking the shuttle service. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Otter Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 89
In The Groove
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 146
The Great Chimney
TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 65
Overhanging Corner
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 71
Easy Corner
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 124
The Flake
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 65
Wonderwall - Left
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 72
Wonder Wall - Right
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Yellow Wall
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 75
Wonder Wall
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 85
Rock Lobster
TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 78
Peak Performance
Trad, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 87
Guillotine
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Outer Face
TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 161
Adair by the Sea
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 24
The Gallery
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
In The Groove
 89
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
The Great Chimney
 146
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Overhanging Corner
 65
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Easy Corner
 71
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
The Flake
 124
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Wonderwall - Left
 65
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Wonder Wall - Right
 72
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Yellow Wall
 80
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Wonder Wall
 75
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Rock Lobster
 85
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Peak Performance
 78
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Guillotine
 87
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Outer Face
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Adair by the Sea
 161
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
The Gallery
 24
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
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