Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park offers a variety of climbs on small cliffs. Most of these cliffs are composed of solid coarse-grained pink granite. The longest routes are three pitches. Otter Cliffs and Great Head provide a spectacular setting for sea cliff climbing not commonly found in the U.S. Besides scenic beauty, lots of hiking trails, and great views, Acadia National Park also offers some of the best rock climbing adventures in the Northeastern United States as well as some of the nation’s only sea cliff climbing. Mount Desert Island is composed of ancient granite, which forms rounded mountains like 1,530-foot-high Cadillac Mountain, the highest mountain on the Atlantic coast. Along the steep edges of Acadia’s mountains are sharp cliffs like The Precipice on Champlain Mountain as well as sea cliffs, including Otter Cliffs, Acadia’s most popular climbing spot. Nearby is Great Head, called by Rock and Ice Magazine “the biggest, baddest sea cliff in America.” The Bubbles on the north side of Jordan Pond offer lots of fun routes in a gorgeous setting.Acadia National Park's rock for climbing is an erosion-resistant granite with a fine texture. The granite cleaves along vertical planes, forming vertical cliffs, steep corners and dihedrals, arêtes and prows, and vertical crack systems that are perfect for jamming.