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By Ryan A. Williams
From: Burlington, VT
Sep 26, 2011
|Is this the cliff band I have seen looking North off of the ridge of Camel's Hump?|
By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Sep 27, 2011
|If you are looking North in the general direction of Bolton Ski Resort, then "yes", this is the cliff line.|
By Derek Doucet
Sep 30, 2011
Paul Hansen, Dave Furman, Travis Peckham and I did a few fun routes at the Satellite Crag years ago (maybe 02' or so?). At the left end of the crag is a nice blunt arete with a few bolts which is reached by starting up a short, easy handcrack (this crack is also the start of a Mark Poulin route called "North Corner"). This is "Capybara Love", 5.9+. Just right of and below this is a steep face that shares the "Capybara Love" anchors. This is "Capybara Lust", 5.11.
At the far right end of the cliff is an obvious, very steep blade-like arete. This is "Chainsaw Reaction", 5.12, mentioned in Chris's description of the cliff. He's correct that it awaits a lead ascent. The reason is that it really needs another bolt and double ropes to make it a reasonable lead. At present, the rope runs directly over the very sharp, rope slicing edge of the arete at the crux, which is disconcerting to say the least. An additional bolt on the other side of the arete, which could be clipped with a second rope, would be a huge improvement. If I recall correctly, Dave intended to add this bolt, but life intruded, and he never got back up there to do so. In any case, it's an incredible feature, and climbs well.
By Conor Mark
Jul 15, 2014
|We found the approach to be ~45min-1hour, and with minimal bush wacking (though there is some walking around the base of the cliff). Don't deviate from the main logging road (ignore all side roads). It took us ~30min. to reach the short plank bridge where the approach follows the road up and left. Up to the plank bridge, the road has many pvc pipes laying in thankyoumam's.|
From: Burlington, Vermont
Nov 2, 2014
I thought everyone would appreciate some info on the approach. I don't know when this was last updated but the approach isn't quite as daunting as what is described here. Maybe it has cleaned up.
Basically, stay on the main logging road until a stone cairn at which point you take a left up a steep section. After the steep section is the slot canyon and from there it's pretty obvious to the cliff...
I took a GPS tracker and made some KML/KMZ files that I'd love to share with anyone who would like them. They include photographs of each turn/split in the trail.
The KML File for Google Earth
The KMZ File for Google Earth
For those who'd like the route with no pictures here is a link to the trail mapped out on Google Maps... Trail to Bone Mountain,,
This ends at the clearing about 5 minutes from the base of the cliff. The tracker mapped out 2.12 miles and it took just over an hour with decent trail conditions.