for the lucky ones
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.
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.
Weather station 7.4 miles from here
37 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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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'
Happy Face 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Crankcase 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Bivy Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Wheaties 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
highlander 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 165'
Eagle Direct 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Eagle Bluff
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
BETA PHOTO: Map of Eagle Bluff Property
By Travis Dustin
From: Hollis, NH
Jul 6, 2012
What is the approach like?
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?
Jun 25, 2014
As far as I know, permanent access is being negotiated and Eagle's is open for now
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.