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Shell Pond  


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Description 

Shell Pond is a semi-remote, beautiful south facing cliff in western Maine, right along the border.

Getting There 

Drive about 40 minutes from Newry, onto a unpaved road past several unmarked turns, then hike for half an hour following tape and cairns. It is extremely easy to get lost.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.4 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Shell Pond:
Bubblecuffer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Family Wall
Mr. Moose's Wild Ride   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Family Wall
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Featured Route For Shell Pond
Start on the top of a pointed block close the clean grey face and make an easy 1st clip. Straight up for a few bolts using flakes and jugs until you start trending right toward a foot wide left facing ramp/flake (with an excellent finger crack) protected by 2 bolts. Then straight up passing a few bulges, each having nice holds to  make your clips from. Bolts are placed well. Face is steeper than it looks in the picture.

Captain Dinghy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  ME : Shell Pond : High Meadow Wall
Wicked pissah route. Good steep rock with jugs right where you want them. The crux seems to be at at 3/4 height.Start on the top of a pointed block next to the clean grey face and make an easy first clip. Head straight up for a few bolts then trend right toward a foot wide ramp/flake with a beautiful finger crack protected by 2 bolts. At right end of ramp head straight up passing bulges on jugs to a 2 bolt anchor with chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in ME

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By RON WALSH
Nov 12, 2012
FOUND A JACKET ON SHELL POND TRAIL. CALL 207-925-1037. SOME SAID I
SHOULD HAVE LEFT IT THERE, OWNER MAY HAVE RETURNED. iF SO, SORRY.
wANTED TO DO THE RIGHT THING. SEEMED SO WARM TODAY, DIDN'T THINK IT
WOULD HAVE BEEN DROPPED TODAY.
By M Sprague
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From: New England
Oct 3, 2013
Any chance the description and directions could get an upgrade? Shell is such a good crag; it deserves it. Not all the routes are in the new Handren guide too, so if they were listed here it would help avoid confusion. I do understand if locals don't want the information out in an attempt to keep it from becoming ghetto though.