Rock Climbing Leave No Trace

Man climbs along cliff above ocean.

NPS/Todd Edgar

General Guidelines

  • Please sign daily use logs at the South Wall, Otter Cliff, and Canada Cliffs.
  • Use established access trails. Walk and rest on durable rock surfaces whenever possible. Avoid vegetated areas.
  • Be extra careful on steep, erosion-prone slopes at Canada Cliffs.
  • Use colored chalk that blends with local rock.

Otter Cliff - Special Guidelines

  • Avoid using trees for belays.
  • Use your gear and existing fixed anchors to set up climbs.
  • Use the restroom in the parking lot.
  • Proactively share climbing routes with others.

Learn more about climbing in Acadia.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338
General information and questions. The phone is answered weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm.

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