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Canada Cliff Rock 8 / 6 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Access Issue: Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons Details

Getting There

From Bar Harbor or points north follow route 102 south to Echo Lake. After passing visible portions of Echo Lake on the right, make a right into the Echo Lake entrance of Acadia National Park on the south end of the lake. Park in the parking lot that accesses the Echo Lake beach.

Walk back up the access road from the parking lot and make a right across from a red and white no parking sign. Follow climber’s trail to cliffs. You will encounter the cliff at the Commander Salamander Wall. The chimney in the corner is Stonecutter’s Bible (5.7R).

UPDATE- The trail starts by the bus turnaround in the parking area; the climber's trail splits right after some stone steps and reaches a new climber's registration box near Garrett's Arete. R Hall June 2018 ]

Description

Shady set of steep cliffs located to the south east of Echo Lake in Acadia National Park. The rock is uniformly vertical and the holds are sharp. Good climbing in between 5.10 and 5.12 may be found. Other easier climbs are worth doing, but may be wet. It takes a long time for this crag to dry due to persistent seeps and moss above the rock face.

Canada Cliff is protected by trees and is a cool place to climb during the summer, and relatively wind free during colder months, making it a good summer and fall climbing area.

In addition to roped climbs on the cliffs, bouldering can be found up hill from the Echo Lake parking lot.

31 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Canada Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3- 6A PG13
 4
Dyno-Soar (Right Side, Variation)
Boulder
V3 6A PG13
 4
Steal Once, Pay Twice
Boulder
V3+ 6A+ PG13
 5
Its Never Pretty aka Grovel Time
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 7
Left Arete, Main Boulder
Boulder
V4 6B
 7
The Prow (aka "Shark's Tooth"- right…
Boulder
V5 6C R
 4
Mammoth
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 4
Dyno-Soar, Right Side, Main Boulder
Boulder
V8+ 7B+ PG13
 3
Center Crack, Main Boulder
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 10
Stonecutter's Bible
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Russian Revolution
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Jailbait
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Commander Salamander
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Unforgiven
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Garett's Arete
Sport, TR
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 10
Man O' War
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dyno-Soar (Right Side, Vari… Canada Cliff Boulder
 4
V3- 6A PG13 Boulder
Steal Once, Pay Twice Canada Cliff Boulder
 4
V3 6A PG13 Boulder
Its Never Pretty aka Grovel… Canada Cliff Boulder
 5
V3+ 6A+ PG13 Boulder
Left Arete, Main Boulder Canada Cliff Boulder
 7
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
The Prow (aka "Shark's Toot… Canada Cliff Boulder
 7
V4 6B Boulder
Mammoth Canada Cliff Boulder
 4
V5 6C R Boulder
Dyno-Soar, Right Side, Main… Canada Cliff Boulder
 4
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Center Crack, Main Boulder Canada Cliff Boulder
 3
V8+ 7B+ PG13 Boulder
Stonecutter's Bible Canada Cliff Rock
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Russian Revolution Canada Cliff Rock
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Jailbait Canada Cliff Rock
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Commander Salamander Canada Cliff Rock
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Unforgiven Canada Cliff Rock
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Garett's Arete Canada Cliff Rock
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Man O' War Canada Cliff Rock
 10
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport, TR
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Quite a few advanced sport climbs here, not yet documented on Mountain Project. Oct 16, 2014
Arlo Cristofaro
Bar Harbor, Maine & Northfi…
Arlo Cristofaro   Bar Harbor, Maine & Northfi…


Hey All! Just wanted to pop this out on MP because it seems relevant–

Took a ride yesterday on the bolted route that is called "Roundup" in the guide (Listed as a 5.11a, my crew calls it "Footsi Two-Shoes" for it's fun footwork).

I fell on the top bolt of the route and it blew! I had noticed some small rust spots on it and the other hangers on the line, but they appeared structural enough to whip on... Boy was I wrong!

I'm feeling pretty lucky to be typing this right now; landed a few feet above ledge. Be careful about these shitty Climb-X hangers, and clip with caution! Oct 16, 2016

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