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Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center

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Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Sep 30, 2009  with updates from rogerk
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Can't remember if this was Pac-man or Biscuit.

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These boulders are spread out on the East side of the Notch (Mt. Mansfield side), and are directly behind the visitor center, bathrooms, and main parking lot.

Within this densely packed area of boulders lives the highest concentration of quality problems in the Notch. Screaming highballs (General Patton's Arete--V3), to short, stubby core-intensive problems (Fishman--V5), to classics (Pac-Man--V3/4); this area can keep you busy for quite a while. Many of the problems in this area dry out quickly due to the elevation and exposure.

Navigating the maze of boulders and caves can be a little frustrating, so find a local to give you the proper tour.

Getting There 

Top of Mountain Road (108). Park at the Main Lot with the bathrooms next to it. The boulders begin directly in front of the lot/visitor center.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

58 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',33],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center:
Runnin' for Cover   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 13'   Duck Soup Boulder
Lip Traverse   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Duck Soup Boulder
Biscuit   V2-3 5+     Boulder   Biscuit and Gravy Boulders
General Patton's Arete   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 25'   Patton Boulder
Pac-Man   V3 6A     Boulder   Pac Man Boulder
Dojo   V4 6B     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   The Top Rope Boulders aka T...
Fishman   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   Fishman Boulder
Bejesus   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   Bejesus Boulder
Porn Star   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 12'   Pac Man Boulder
Nemesis Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder   The Bone Doctor
The Green Egg (aka "Green Mountain Gringo")   V6- 7A PG13     Boulder, 16'   Green Cave
While You Were Greening   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Green Cave
Tome's Roof   V6-7 7A+     Boulder   Tomes Boulder
The Dirty Job   V7-8 7B     Boulder   The Guiness Traverse Boulde...
Filet of Finger   V8 7B     Boulder   The Bone Doctor
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center

Featured Route For Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center
Rock Climbing Photo: Lily heading up the fun arete

General Patton's Arete V3 6A PG13  VT : Smugglers Notch : ... : Patton Boulder
Start up the left angling arete on the nice right edge. After you're halfway there, you can reach around the corner and finish up on the the low angle face or continue working up the arete proper, gaining the obvious finishing horn and topping out.The down climb on the opposite, back corner of the boulder might be a little scary for some. It's down low angle face with crimps and left hand side pulls galore. I figure I'd mention it for anyone who may be nervous.If I screwed up the route name, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in VT

Photos of Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Outhouse Arete (I think)
The Outhouse Arete (I think)
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cave Problem on the left and The Top Rope Prob...
The Cave Problem on the left and The Top Rope Prob...

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