This cliff is home to about 25-30 climbs; some high quality trad climbs, mostly on the left side, and some mixed climbs (i.e. bolts and gear) of varying quality on the right. The cliff faces south and can be quite windy since it sits on the ridge upon which the long trail runs. Several climbs can be top roped and a 60m rope is sufficient for all the climbs.
Dear Leap is located in Killington on Rte. 4 near Pico Ski resort. The cliff sits above The Inn on the Long Trail, and parking is across the road.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Deer Leap:
Off Width 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Center Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
The Monkey 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Pit and the Pendulum 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Monkey Direct 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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Simple and Independent Minds 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b C2- PG13 VT : Deer Leap
At the right side of the cave @ Deer Leap's Right End is a wildly overhanging crack with a fixed RURP (broken cable) at its bottom. The crack starts incipient and widens to off-hands, overhanging roughly 10-15' in 50 vertical feet. The first section climbs as two stout boulder problems without a rest between, while the wide crack in the second half taps different technique. FA: 5.12 C2- [8/17/2010]. It should go fully free: go get it!...[more] Browse More Classics in VT
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