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Monument Cove  


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Submitted By: nickv on Feb 26, 2008
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Description 

Sea side bouldering in a spectacular setting. This area doesn't hold the best bouldering in the park, but a good quick hit if your in the park and climbing isn't your main agenda. The rock is a coarse granite and the problems range from V0-V5. This area is basically a long vertical wall with many good easy problems, and a small roof at the right end.

Getting There 

From the center of Bar Harbor take rt 3. Take a left onto Otter Cliff road, the parking lot is on the right at the end of the road.
From the lot: walk the road and take a left onto Park Loop road, the trail down into the cove is on the right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.1 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Chris Rose, Jasmine Carroll, Zach Bailey seaside bouldering. Chris Rose First Ascent on "ZigZag to the Stars".

ZigZag to the Stars V0 4  ME : Acadia National Park : Monument Cove
This Route was discovered by the Pemi-Baker Outdoor Leadership Academy and ascended by Chris Rose while exploring the Monument Cove boulder wall. Chris found this route by checking out horizontal crack systems that were close to the high tide mark. "ZigZag" offers several variations for multiple skill levels. The favorite is the sit start followed by hand jamming the crack. Bring your feet up and finish with powerful mantal moves onto the blocky and sometimes greasy granite. The ocean surf will ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ME

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Traversing right on unknown problem (V6?) at Monument Cove, Acadia
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By Anthony Codega
Jun 5, 2010
This is one of my favorite spots for some quick laps on fun problems. My favorite problems are the one going up the arete on the right side of the break in the wall, and the one coming out from under the right side of the roof. Also, walking in either direction (towards sand beach or otter cliffs) will find a wealth of small bouldering spots.