Elevation: 300 ft
GPS: 44.817, -68.494 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Matty Zane on Oct 13, 2008
Admins: BDalhaus, Ladd Raine, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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.

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

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

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Midnight Rambler
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Cool Jerk
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Craig's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Jimini
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Riders On the Storm
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Jim Dandy
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Cool Jim
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Jerky Jim
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Mirror Image
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Echos of Life
Sport 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Easter Island
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Don't Let the Man Bring You Down
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Under The Weather
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
The Man Got You Down
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
The Perfect Time
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Midnight Rambler c. Main Face
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Cool Jerk c. Main Face
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Craig's Crack c. Main Face
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Jimini c. Main Face
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Riders On the Storm b. Mushroom Wall
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jim Dandy c. Main Face
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Cool Jim c. Main Face
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jerky Jim c. Main Face
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mirror Image b. Mushroom Wall
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Echos of Life c. Main Face
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Easter Island b. Mushroom Wall
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Don't Let the Man Bring You… c. Main Face
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Under The Weather ab. Mushroom Boulder
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Man Got You Down c. Main Face
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
The Perfect Time a. Maple Run Wall
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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