Kelly Borkclimbing

Otter Cliffs, ME

Kelly Borkclimbing
Otter Cliffs, ME

One of the best spots for climbing in all of Maine was a 5 minute drive from our rental house, so we took advantage of the easy access and did a bit of climbing at Otter Cliffs. The weather on the day we arrived was a bit wet (not ideal for placing trad pro/anchors) but we had a gorgeous sunny day the second day of our trip, and all the cracks dried out nicely :)

I was expecting just Cary and I to venture out to the cliffs, with maybe my mom joining in for a route if the grades weren't too crazy, but I was so impressed with how excited the whole fam was about climbing! My mom climbed every route that I climbed (with much less complaining about fear of repelling than I did.... haha), my sister decided to try a route for the first time in many many moons, and even my grandparents made their way out to the cliffs to watch the action.