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Canada Cliff

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bander Snatch TR 
Center Crack, Main Boulder 
Commander Salamander S,TR 
Dyno-Soar (Right Side, Variation) 
Dyno-Soar, Right Side, Main Boulder 
Garett's Arete S,TR 
House of Detention S,TR 
Its Never Pretty aka Grovel Time 
Jailbait S 
Left Arete, Main Boulder 
Lip Traverse (Left) aka Shark Tooth (left), The 
Lip Traverse (Right) [aka "Prow"]  
Man O' War S,TR 
Mystery Arete  S 
Old World Underground 
Prow (aka "Shark's Tooth"- right and/or "Lip Traverse"- right)), The 
Russian Revolution T 
Steal Once, Pay Twice 
Stonecutter's Bible T 
They call me nasty T 
Triangular Boulder, Unknown Slab 
Unforgiven S,TR 
Unknown Slab, aka "The Blob" 
Warm Ups, Main Boulder 
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Canada Cliff Rock Climbing 

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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).


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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Canada Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Canada Cliff:
The Prow (aka "Shark's Tooth"- right and/or "Lip Traverse"- right))   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Stonecutter's Bible   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad   
Jailbait   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   
Garett's Arete   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR   
Man O' War   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Canada Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Roof problem.

Its Never Pretty aka Grovel Time V6- 7A PG13  Maine : Acadia National Park : Canada Cliff
This is the roof problem to the right of the obvious slab. Sit start low and left on a small crimp edge. Make dynamic moves up and right, finishing directly up the arete on good holds. The crux is groveling over the roof onto the arete off of terrible edges and slopers. If you're taller it makes it easier, but this little problem can be defeating....[more]   Browse More Classics in Maine

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By George Grzyb
Oct 16, 2014
Quite a few advanced sport climbs here, not yet documented on Mountain Project.
By Arlo Cristofaro
From: Bar Harbor, Maine & Northfield, MN
Oct 16, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Popped Hanger from Roundup (Acadia NP, Canada Clif...
Popped Hanger from Roundup (Acadia NP, Canada Cliffs)

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!

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