Maine Rock Climbing - Acadia National park

Rock climbing is usually exciting enough, but doing it over the crashing surf of the Atlantic Ocean is an experience like none other. Photo: Otter Cliffs along the ocean in Acadia National Park.

Come join Synnott Mountain Guides for a Maine rock climbing adventure in Acadia National Park. Otter Cliffs and Great Head, on Mt. Desert Island, offer the only sea cliff climbing on the eastern seabord. Rock climbing is usually exciting enough, but doing it over the crashing surf of the Atlantic Ocean is an experience like none other.

We can help with all of your arrangements including transportation, lodging, meals, and more…so please email or call for information, rates, and booking.

Course Information

For those interested in multipitch crack climbing, there is a wonderful cliff just in from the shore called The Precipice (or South Wall). Think of the Precipice kind of like a mini Cathedral Ledge — but with ocean views. It’s got everything from one to three pitches, from 5.5 to 5.12. And you won’t believe the rock quality – the pink granite is some of the best stone on this planet.

Of course, the Acadia/Downeast region of Maine is great for families with an unlimited supply of activities like biking on the carriage paths, going to the beach, boating, shopping, etc. There is also plenty of kid friendly climbing, including a couple of the only via ferrata trails in the east (the Beehive is a beautiful hike/climb above the popular Sand Beach in Acadia National Park).

Mountains, Cliffs, & Routes

  • Otter Cliffs
  • The Precipice (or South Wall)
  • Great Head
Difficulty

Beginner to Advancedd

Length

One or Multiple Days

Season

Spring to Fall

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