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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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Administrators: Ladd, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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

    For the All Locations area.

    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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    the Big Corner Complete 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A1 PG13  Maine : Katahdin : North Basin
    The Big Corner Complete - 5.7 and three moves of A-1 (free at 5.8?) (route description re-written 2014 from 1971 notes) Katahdin’s North Basin FA / As Climbed By: R. Hall & D. Byers, Sept. 1971 (The lower part of the route had been climbed previously, the upper may be the same as Wexler's 1946 Headwall Route.) Obviously, with today’s longer ropes fewer pitches would be needed. START: Very close to the lowest point of the North Basin, left of a vegetated ledge. See Photo. Scramble u...[more]   Browse More Classics in Maine

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