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Bander Snatch TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Center Crack, Main Boulder V8+ 7B+ PG13
Commander Salamander S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dyno-Soar (Right Side, Variation) V3- 6A PG13
Dyno-Soar, Right Side, Main Boulder V7 7A+
Garett's Arete S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
House of Detention S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Its Never Pretty aka Grovel Time V6- 7A PG13
Jailbait S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Left Arete, Main Boulder V4 6B PG13
Lip Traverse (Left) aka Shark Tooth (left), The V7 7A+ PG13
Lip Traverse (Right) [aka "Prow"] V4 6B
Mammoth V5-6 6C+ X
Man O' War S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Mystery Arete S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Old World Underground V3+ 6A+ PG13
Prow (aka "Shark's Tooth"- right and/or "Lip Traverse"- right)), The V4 6B
Russian Revolution T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Steal Once, Pay Twice V3 6A PG13
Stonecutter's Bible T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Synthetica V3- 6A PG13
They call me nasty T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Triangular Boulder, Unknown Slab V2-3 5+ PG13
Unforgiven S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown Slab, aka "The Blob" V2-3 5+ PG13
Warm Ups, Main Boulder V-easy 3 PG13
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Elevation: 117 ft
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Shared By: maineah on Nov 30, 2009
Admins: Ladd, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Getting There

From Bar Harbor or points north follow rout 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 access the Echo Lake beech.

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).
Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons Details


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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Arlo Cristofaro
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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
Quite a few advanced sport climbs here, not yet documented on Mountain Project. Oct 16, 2014

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