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Elevation: 300 ft
GPS: 44.8174, -68.49405
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Shared By: Matty Zane on Oct 13, 2008
Admins: BDalhaus, Ladd Raine, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

Description Suggest change

The ideal setting of Parks Pond Bluff has long been a favorite for local climbers. Although more scruffy then its neighboring crags, it offers a bit more adventure and the best summit scenery by far. Today, many climbers are introduced on the slabby main face. Just left of this face, is the steep mushroom wall, home to some harder testpices.

The subareas of the cliff have been sorted from left to right, as you experience them walking in or when looking up at the cliff.

Getting There Suggest change

From the intersection of routes 180 and route 9, follow 9 east for 2.7 miles, passing parks pond on your right to a small grassy pullout on your right. Two trails leave from the pullout. one branches left leading to the top of the cliff, while the right one leads you to the base of the crag. Leave five minutes for the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Parks Pond Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
Craig's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Delicate Creatures
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
The Usual
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Riders On the Storm
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Jim Dandy
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Jerky Jim
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Direct Helix (Betty Boop)
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Drum Solo
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Strange Days
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Funk 49
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Elf Toes
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Easter Island
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Echos of Life
Sport 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Under The Weather
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 15
B3 Bomber
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Craig's Crack c. Main Face
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Delicate Creatures cd. Central Wall
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Usual c. Main Face
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Riders On the Storm b. Mushroom Wall
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jim Dandy c. Main Face
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jerky Jim c. Main Face
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Direct Helix (Betty Boop) c. Main Face
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Drum Solo c. Main Face
 9
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Strange Days c. Main Face
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Funk 49 c. Main Face
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Elf Toes e. Mountaineers Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Easter Island b. Mushroom Wall
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Echos of Life c. Main Face
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Under The Weather ab. Mushroom Boulder
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
B3 Bomber a. Maple Run Wall
 15
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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