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Elevation: 104 ft
GPS: 44.811, -66.956 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jonathan Steitzer on Nov 7, 2017
Admins: Ladd, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
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Quoddy Head State Park is situated on the easternmost point of the continental United States, perched above Grand Manan Island. The peninsula guards the entrance to Quoddy Narrows and Passamaquoddy Bay where the deep water port of Eastport acts as an important economic hub. The churning waters of the Bay of Fundy with it's stupendously large tides charge past the rocks.

Across the narrows, the island of Campobello acts as a historical preserve of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and as a monument to friendly relations between Canadians and the United States.

This region is Maine at it's best, remote, rural, coastal and rugged. The cliffs here are rarely climbed, years can pass between people touching the rock. For those willing to brave the distance and the adventure though, there is amazing climbing to be found.

Famous Climb: Mainiac

Quoddy Head is perhaps best known for it's 5.13d Mainiac. Put up in the early 1980s by Dan Goodwin, the ascent landed him on the cover of Climbing but due to it's far distance was more rumoured than believed for years. A few years back a visit by Alex Honnold and Hazel Findley confirmed the grade and brought some more attention to this remote sea cliff.

Hazel's blog about Mainiac

Getting There & Resources [Suggest Change]

The Park is easily driven to from the nearby town of Lubec. Lubec has some excellent campgrounds and bed and breakfasts that are worth your time. In the winter the town becomes exceedingly quiet, but it is a beautiful and remote place to visit.

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