Camden, ME

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These routes are located in Camden Hills State Park and can mostly be accessed off Route 52 (Mountain Street) just outside of the center of town.

Routes and Cliffs: - Links to all posts discussing the routes noted below (sorted by grade / alphabetical).

Barrett's Cove

Approach: From the parking lot off Mountain Street (Rt 52) in Camden, which is a large, paved pullout across the street from Lake Megunticook, take the path on the right side of the parking lot (if facing the cliff). Follow the path up to the left to get near the base. For climbs on the left side, continue left. For climbs in the middle, head up right on a climber's trail that goes straight up and left, and follow that to a ledge. For climbs on the right, take the same path that goes to the center, but head right instead of going left to the ledge.

- The Web (5.6)
- Charlotte's Crack (5.7)
- Harmonic Convergence (5.7+)
- White Streak (5.9 R)

The Rampart

Approach: Find the carriage road trailhead (small, brown side with a brown gate blocking the road) at about 184 / 185 Mountain Street (Rt 52) in Camden, ME, and park along the side of the road without blocking the gate. Hike in along the blue blazed carriage trail for about 15-20 min, crossing two wooden bridges. Then cross a log bridge (you'll have to wind back to the right to find the trail again). Find the cairn about 100 yards uphill from the log bridge and take that trail to the left. The climber's trail will bring you out at a bunch of boulders near Arrete (5.10b) on the right and Dreamweaver (5.10c) on the obvious prow / arrete to the left.

- Fireman's Ladder (5.5)
Natural History (5.7-)
- Out of Gas (5.8)
- Every Second Counts (5.9 R)
- Arrete (5.10b)
- Dream Weaver (5.10c)
- Prospero (5.10c)
- Ariel (5.11d) 

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