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Areas in Parks Pond Bluff

Central Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1
Continental Slabs 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Main Face 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Maple Run Wall 1 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Mountaineers Wall 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Mushroom Boulder 0 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Mushroom Wall 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

Description

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.

Getting There

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 PG13
 15
Craig's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Riders Of the Storm
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Craig's Crack Main Face
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Riders Of the Storm Mushroom Wall
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
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hasan Adil
portland,me
hasan Adil   portland,me
The Clifton climbing guidebook is highly essential for climbing anywhere in Clifton (that includes Parks Pond). It's sold by the local climbing shop, Alpenglow, in Orono. They have a website by that name also. Aug 23, 2010
Agreed, Clifton climbers guidebook is a must Jun 25, 2015

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