Elevation: 155 ft
GPS: 44.806, -68.54 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 17
My Time
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Riders On the Storm
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Slice of the Gunks
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Witch Wonder
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Walk on the Mild Side
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 30
Bivy Route
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Son of a Birch
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
The Eagle's Gift
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Wheaties
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Highlander
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
All Seriousness Aside
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Chinese Water Torture Direct
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Blaze of Glory
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Eagle Direct
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Maine Line
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
My Time Big Chick Hill > Main Face
 17
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Riders On the Storm Parks Pond Bluff > b. Mushroom Wall
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Slice of the Gunks Eagle Bluff
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Witch Wonder Eagle Bluff
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Walk on the Mild Side Eagle Bluff
 19
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Bivy Route Eagle Bluff
 30
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Son of a Birch Big Chick Hill > Tower Buttress & Face
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
The Eagle's Gift Eagle Bluff
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Wheaties Eagle Bluff
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Highlander Eagle Bluff
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
All Seriousness Aside Eagle Bluff
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Chinese Water Torture Direct Eagle Bluff
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Blaze of Glory Eagle Bluff
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Eagle Direct Eagle Bluff
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Maine Line Big Chick Hill > Main Face
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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