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Eagle Bluff

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All seriousness aside  S 
Alleyway T 
Amber Waves of Grain S 
Another Bolted Face Climb S 
Attitude Adjuster T 
Bivy Route S 
Blaze of Glory S 
Chinese Water Torture Direct S 
Corner Line T 
Crankcase T,S,TR 
Delirious S 
Eagle Direct T,S 
Eagle Has Landed, The S 
Eagle's Gift, The S 
Easy Stuff T 
Element 115 S 
Entrance Exam S 
Happy Face S 
highlander T,S 
Longitudinal Wave S 
No Rest for the Wicked S 
Pried and Joy T,S 
Punks in the Gunks T,S 
Reckless Abandon S 
Root of Choice T 
Route Awakening S 
Slice of the Gunks T 
Talus Scout S,TR 
Tax Is Too Steep, The S,TR 
Texas Two Step T,S 
Upside down staircase T 
Walk on the Mild Side S 
Wave Guide S 
What's In a Name? S 
Wheaties S 
Where Eagles Dare T 
Witch Wonder T 

Eagle Bluff  

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Eagle Bluff is CLiftons most popular and well known climbing area with over 130 routes. Climbers of all kind will find enjoyable lines, with the majority of the routes ranging from 5.9-5.11 sport.

Getting There 

From the intersection of route 9 and 180, drive 2.6 miles south on route 180. Just after a gated gravel road on the left, look for a small dirt pullout and the approach trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.7 miles from here

37 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Eagle Bluff:
Easy Stuff   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Witch Wonder   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Slice of the Gunks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Upside down staircase   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Walk on the Mild Side   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Happy Face   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Wheaties   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Tax Is Too Steep   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
Bivy Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Crankcase   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Eagle's Gift   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
highlander   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 165'   
Attitude Adjuster   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Where Eagles Dare   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Blaze of Glory   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Chinese Water Torture Direct   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
All seriousness aside    5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Entrance Exam   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Eagle Direct   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Eagle Bluff
Looking up at Witch Wonder from the base. The bloc...

Witch Wonder 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  ME : Clifton Crags : Eagle Bluff
An awesome classic two pitch crack climb that you'll want to do over and over.For the first pitch you can either climb the bolted chunky monkey arÍte of Highlander (5.7) or slither up the dirty dihedral and slamming through a slot chimney (5.9)For the second pitch follow the crack up and through a squeeze chimney that's quite a squeeze, on the scale of something like being born. Getting into the chimney's the crux. Then follow the easy crack the rest of the way up to the anchor bolts @ the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ME

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By Travis Dustin
From: Hollis, NH
Jul 6, 2012
What is the approach like?
By Scott Brown
Oct 29, 2012
10-15 minutes
By Matty Zane
From: Freedom
Feb 10, 2014

Eagle bluff is currently closed due to access issues. Please follow this link and donate as much as you can to help save this amazing area.
By nealg
Jun 16, 2014
Anyone know the current access status of Eagle Bluff in Clifton? Climbed there 15+ years ago and was returning for a Maine trip.

Open or closed?

By maineah
From: Maine
Jun 25, 2014
As far as I know, permanent access is being negotiated and Eagle's is open for now
By nealg
Aug 13, 2014
Definitely open. Just spent a day there last week after an 18 year hiatus. Was shocked how much lichen was on many of the classics.

Why is the place getting so little traffic? It is my favorite place in ME.
By TJHussey
From: Newburgh, ME
Sep 29, 2014
I was climbing next to a Clifton Climber's Alliance board member last week who said the land purchase was just made recently-- it will allow public access & climbing to continue at Eagle Bluff!
By Aly East
Aug 30, 2015
I live about 4 hours from Eagle Bluff, but I make day long trips out there all the time, I'm looking to stay out there for a longer period of time, but I've never heard of anyone camping out there before, is it alright to set up camp there, or is there a better place near by?
By Ryan Gibbs
Sep 14, 2015
Aly I cant recommend camping there at this time. On Saturday September 19th there will be a fundraiser BBQ to help finish protecting the bluff. This would be a great place to ask folks if its OK. Suggested donations are $10 and the link can be found...

Clifton Climbers Alliance

With any luck camping can become a part of the area in the years to come! For now you can always check out the Parks Pond Campground which is about a 10-15 minute drive from Eagles.

Parks Pond Campground
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