Shell Pond is a semi-remote, beautiful south facing cliff in western Maine, right along the border.
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.
Weather station 7.4 miles from here
5 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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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
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
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.