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10. the Spot - Bouldering

10. the Spot - Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 560'
Location: 44.23959, -69.08235 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The back side of the Pomoadour. about 15' tall, it...

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Located in Camden Hills State Park directly above the Guide Wall, The Spot is currently the best option for bouldering in the Camden Hills. A good concentration of large boulders, often tumbled on one another, offer a variety of fun and challenging problems with generally good landings. You'll want to bring at least a couple pads as some of the best lines can be in the 16-20' range, especially at the Hidden Wall sector. The majority of the obvious lines have been climbed at this point, but some of the most impressive lines and faces remain unclimbed, especially at the Hidden Wall sector. The rock type is gniess, a really grippy, often sharp rock that is typical of the park.

Getting There 

Head up the carriage rd trail off rt 52 in Camden. Stay left at trail fork, cross two small wooden bridges, shortly after the second bridge take a left at a small cairn. This is the trail to the Guide Wall, which you will walk past as you keep criss-crossing your way up a steep gully. Take a small log bridge on the left, which leads you out of the gully up a steep goat path, that leads you directly to The Spot in a short distance, arriving at the Geo Cache boulder. From there, the boulders go in a loose line of clusters for a couple hundred feet at roughly the same elevation. At the far end of the line is a lengthy faced boulder thats only about 8' tall and seemingly the last boulder in the area. But, about 150 yds away is the Hidden Wall, a most impressive specimen of a boulder/mini-cliff. To get there keep following the feint trail that keeps traversing the hillside away from "The Spot"area. Cross over a few rocky stream beds and the trail drops into a short, steep gully that puts you at the base of the Hidden Wall boulder, again, about 150 yds from the main "Spot" area. The Hidden Wall is close to 20' high in spots, so extra pads and spotters are good to have! Enjoy!

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Rock Climbing Photo: Downhill side of the Buried Treasure boulder. 12' ...
BETA PHOTO: Downhill side of the Buried Treasure boulder. 12' ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Downhill cluster. Backside of pompadour boulde...
BETA PHOTO: The Downhill cluster. Backside of pompadour boulde...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tombstone boulder. About 12' at the highpoint
BETA PHOTO: The Tombstone boulder. About 12' at the highpoint
Rock Climbing Photo: Right end of the Hidden Wall
BETA PHOTO: Right end of the Hidden Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back at the Geo Cache boulder on right, Fl...
BETA PHOTO: Looking back at the Geo Cache boulder on right, Fl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another cluster. The Crackhouse boulder on left, P...
BETA PHOTO: Another cluster. The Crackhouse boulder on left, P...
Rock Climbing Photo: Left end of the Hidden Wall
BETA PHOTO: Left end of the Hidden Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The Burried Treasure boulder. Several good lines o...
BETA PHOTO: The Burried Treasure boulder. Several good lines o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the Millard boulder. A handful of good ...
BETA PHOTO: Looking at the Millard boulder. A handful of good ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The central area of The Spot.  Burried Treasure bo...
BETA PHOTO: The central area of The Spot. Burried Treasure bo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the Flintstone. Only one climb cur...
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the Flintstone. Only one climb cur...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Flintstone boulder
BETA PHOTO: The Flintstone boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Coming down the gully, arriving at the Hidden wall
BETA PHOTO: Coming down the gully, arriving at the Hidden wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the Crackhouse. A handful of estab...
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the Crackhouse. A handful of estab...
Rock Climbing Photo: Left end of the Hidden Wall
BETA PHOTO: Left end of the Hidden Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back at the Pompadour through Crack Ally
BETA PHOTO: Looking back at the Pompadour through Crack Ally
Rock Climbing Photo: The Hidden Wall
BETA PHOTO: The Hidden Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The Pompadour boulder. Good Climbs on both left an...
BETA PHOTO: The Pompadour boulder. Good Climbs on both left an...
Rock Climbing Photo: Standing in the corner looking back at the Hidden ...
BETA PHOTO: Standing in the corner looking back at the Hidden ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Geo Cache boulder. A steep crack in the center...
BETA PHOTO: The Geo Cache boulder. A steep crack in the center...

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