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Elevation: 41 ft 12 m
GPS: 44.31194, -68.18919
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 134
In The Groove
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 193
The Great Chimney
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 81
Overhanging Corner
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 87
Easy Corner (aka ? "Wonder Corne…
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 158
The Flake
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 83
Wonderwall - Left
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 97
Wonder Wall - Right
TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 111
Wonder Wall
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 115
Yellow Wall
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 105
Rock Lobster
Trad, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 109
Peak Performance
Trad, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 112
Guillotine
Trad, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 205
A Dare by the Sea
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
High Tide Girdle Traverse
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 36
The Gallery
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
In The Groove
 134
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
The Great Chimney
 193
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Overhanging Corner
 81
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Easy Corner (aka ? "Wonder…
 87
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
The Flake
 158
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Wonderwall - Left
 83
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Wonder Wall - Right
 97
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Wonder Wall
 111
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Yellow Wall
 115
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Rock Lobster
 105
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Peak Performance
 109
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Guillotine
 112
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
A Dare by the Sea
 205
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
High Tide Girdle Traverse
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The Gallery
 36
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
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