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North Basin  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,700'
Location: 45.92773, -68.90673 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Oct 17, 2015
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BETA PHOTO: North Basin from Blueberry Knoll - Route lines are...

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  • Description 

    North Basin is located about 1 mile north of Chimney Pond, to the north of the Hamlin Ridge.

    Getting There 

    Either hike in from Roaring Brook parking/campground on the Chimney Pond Trail to the North Basin Cut-Off trail to the North Basin trail which ends at an viewpoint called "Blueberry Knoll". (The GPS co-ordinates are "set" for the approx. location of Blueberry Knowl.)
    If lucky enough to "score" a campsite at Chimney Pond Campground, hike over on the North Basin trail.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 15.0 miles from here

    2 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in North Basin

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Basin :
    North Basin Headwall Route   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1100'   
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    Featured Route For North Basin
    Rock Climbing Photo: North Basin Mt Katahdin from Hamlin Ridge.  "...

    North Basin Headwall Route 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Maine : Katahdin : North Basin
    TAKE RATING of 5.4-5.5 WITH A GRAIN OF SALT, IT MAY BE VERY "Old School"! A very old route that climbs the large corner (see Photo ) which is hidden from view from Blueberry Knoll. Climb the large corner on mostly clean rock, after 4-6 pitches ('modern length pitches') the "Serpent's Head will be reached. (i.e. the large flat area on the "nose". Here best to climb up directly on a ridge (rib) ending on some beautiful Class 4 climbing. Intercept the Howe Peaks Trail for descent....[more]   Browse More Classics in Maine

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