Elevation: 155 ft
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Shared By: BDalhaus on Oct 5, 2008
Admins: BDalhaus, Ladd Raine, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

The town of Clifton is nestled in the rolling hills just east of Bangor & is home to some of the finest crags in the state. Travelling climbers don't tend to stop in on their way to Acadia, so the Clifton area remains a sort of local secret. Rock is scattered across the map in a swath running from Aurora down through Dedham and beyond. On a good day, the peaks of Chick Hill and Fletcher's Bluff are visible in the distance from the west and make up two of the four main roped climbing areas with the other two being Parks Pond and Eagle's Bluff. Alongside the cliffs are also a number of bouldering areas, some with excellent access and some with serious issues.

Getting There

The Clifton crags are located about 20 minutes east of Bangor. All the crags (except for eagle bluff) are located off of rt. 9. Eagle bluff is off of 180

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Classic Climbing Routes at -Clifton Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 19
My Time
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Slice of the Gunks
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Witch Wonder
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Bivy Route
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 22
The Eagle's Gift
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Wheaties
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Highlander
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
All Seriousness Aside
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Blaze of Glory
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Eagle Direct
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Sunnyside up
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Maine Line
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
The Perfect Time
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Lumiere
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Sundog
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
My Time Big Chick Hill > Main Face
 19
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Slice of the Gunks Eagle Bluff
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Witch Wonder Eagle Bluff
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Bivy Route Eagle Bluff
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Eagle's Gift Eagle Bluff
 22
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Wheaties Eagle Bluff
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Highlander Eagle Bluff
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
All Seriousness Aside Eagle Bluff
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Blaze of Glory Eagle Bluff
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Eagle Direct Eagle Bluff
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Sunnyside up Fletchers Bluff
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Maine Line Big Chick Hill > Main Face
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Perfect Time Parks Pond Bluff > a. Maple Run Wall
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Lumiere Fletchers Bluff
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sundog Fletchers Bluff
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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