Elevation: 117 ft
GPS: 44.31, -68.337 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: maineah on Nov 30, 2009 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Ladd Raine, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
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 climberÂ’s trail to cliffs. You will encounter the cliff at the Commander Salamander Wall. The chimney in the corner is StonecutterÂ’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.

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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.
V2+ 5+ PG13
 5
Steal Once, Pay Twice
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 11
Left Arete, Main Boulder
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Lip Traverse (Right) [aka "Prow"]
Boulder
V4 6B
 11
Lip Traverse Right, Shark Tooth…
Boulder
V5 6C R
 5
Mammoth
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 5
Dyno-Soar, Right Side, Main Boulder
Boulder
V7 7A+ PG13
 4
Lip Traverse Left, Shark Tooth B…
Boulder
V8+ 7B+ PG13
 6
Center Crack Stand, Main Boulder
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Russian Revolution
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Jailbait
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Commander Salamander
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Unforgiven
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Garett's Arete
Sport, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
House of Detention
Sport, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 17
Man O' War
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Steal Once, Pay Twice Canada Cliff Boulder
 5
V2+ 5+ PG13 Boulder
Left Arete, Main Boulder Canada Cliff Boulder
 11
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Lip Traverse (Right) [aka "… Canada Cliff Boulder
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Lip Traverse Right, Shark T… Canada Cliff Boulder
 11
V4 6B Boulder
Mammoth Canada Cliff Boulder
 5
V5 6C R Boulder
Dyno-Soar, Right Side, Main… Canada Cliff Boulder
 5
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Lip Traverse Left, Shark To… Canada Cliff Boulder
 4
V7 7A+ PG13 Boulder
Center Crack Stand, Main Bo… Canada Cliff Boulder
 6
V8+ 7B+ PG13 Boulder
Russian Revolution Canada Cliff Rock
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Jailbait Canada Cliff Rock
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Commander Salamander Canada Cliff Rock
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Unforgiven Canada Cliff Rock
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Garett's Arete Canada Cliff Rock
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
House of Detention Canada Cliff Rock
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
Man O' War Canada Cliff Rock
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport, TR
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