Rock and ice climb in the beautiful coastal park of Camden

Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing

7 hours

From beginner to experienced, anyone can climb in Camden 

Immortalized by Edna St. Vincent Millay in her poem Renascence, the Camden Hills offer fun climbing on grippy, highly metamorphosed schist and gneiss (you can say “nice” too) rock. The rock climbing areas are a five minutes from downtown Camden and a 10 – 15 minute walk from the parking area. If it’s a hot summer day a refreshing swim in nearby Lake Megunticook is a great way to top of the day. This is a great place for individuals, families and groups. If you are visiting nearby Camden a day of climbing is an excellent adventure!

Barrett’s Cove


Excellent one to three pitch routes overlooking scenic Lake Megunticook. Barrett’s Cove cliff offers excellent top rope and multi-pitch climbs that can be climbed by beginning climbers. A great day can be had by starting of with some top ropes and then following your guide up to Broadway Ledge or the top – the view only gets better the higher you climb! Intermediate climbers will also find plenty of climbs to do here as well such as Charlotte’s Crack, a nice 3 pitch 5.7 that mixes face climbing with a little crack climbing.

Beginning climbs

  • Charlotte’s Crack (pitch 1) (5.6)
  • Champagne (5.6)
  • The Ramp (5.3
  • Clamdigger Crack (5.5)
  • Equinox (5.5)
  • Young Stud (5.6)

Intermediate climbs

  • Charlotte’s Crack (5.7)
  • Harmonic Convergence (5.7)
  • Queen Charlotte (5.8)
  • Templeton’s Crack (5.8)

Advanced climbs

  • 500 Pound Flakeout (5.8)
  • Bolt Ladder (5.9)
  • Brown Eye (5.10c)


An ice climbing destination that comes straight “out of the woodworks”. Located off Old Carriage road less than 10 minutes outside of downtown Camden, this is a great location for groups of beginners looking to learn what its all about on lower angle ice or intermediate ice climbers looking to progress their skills on the different difficulty tiers of ice.

The Acadia Mountain Guide Climbing School Difference

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is certified through the American Mountain Guide Association and the Professional Climbing Instructor Association. Acadia Mountain Guides actively supports furthering their guide’s development throughout their career. That means our guides are constantly taking steps to progress their skills and will provide you with an exceptional experience. AMG is also a proponent of helping clients reach their goals, whether its having an epic day in the mountains or gaining skills to get into other terrain, Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School can get you there!

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is also able to offer courses through the Professional Climbing Instructor Association. See what courses we offer and call to arrange courses that fit your schedule.