Lake Willoughby Rock Climbing
Another fine day at the Lake
The largest concentration of hard ice routes in the Northeast (if not continental US). Several committing multipitch grade IV WI5s and harder. Home to the east coast's first bonafide WI6 ice climb: Call of the Wild II WI6 which was first freed by Jim Shimberg in March of 1996.
Ice Climbing conditions on NEIce: iceclimbingforums.com/forumdis...
Route 5A about 15 miles North of Lyndonville, VT. Park below the routes and hike in (30-60 minutes).
200km, 2:15 On Google maps
- Head south-east on Autoroute 15 S and take Champlain Bridge
- Continue onto Autoroute 10 E, About 1 hour 11 mins, go 114 km
- Take exit 121 to merge onto Autoroute 55 S toward Coaticook/Stanstead/Magog/Vermont/Autoroute 91
Entering United States (Vermont), About 21 mins, go 34.8 km
- Continue onto I-91 S, About 15 mins, go 25.4 km
- Take exit 26 for VT-58/US-5 toward Irasburg/Orleans, About 1 min, go 400 m
- Turn left onto US-5 S/VT-58 E
Continue to follow VT-58 E, About 1 min, go 1.2 km
- Slight right onto Church St go 300 m, Continue onto East St go 130 m
- Slight right onto VT-58 E/Evansville Rd/Willoughby Ave,
Continue to follow VT-58 E/Evansville Rd, About 9 mins, go 10.2 km
- Slight right onto VT-5A S/Willoughby Lk Rd
Continue to follow VT-5A S
Lodging and dinning
You'll find plenty of choices within 20 minutes of the cliffs, south in Burke, Lyndon and Lyndonville, and a couple places west near Barton.
Weather station 5.5 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lake Willoughby
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lake Willoughby:
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Shaker Heights 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
: * Vermont Ice Climbing
: ... : Mount Pisgah
Two pitches of grade three ice not really thick enough for ice screws but good belays lead to to snow ramp and trees. above ramp on left side is steeper ice wall(WI4+) 100ft that ends abruptly below summit. Move horizontally right from ice here via hand jamming crack (5-6) to pillar and ascend pillar (WI5) to summit trees. ...[more] Browse More Classics in VT
By Mike Willig
Jan 14, 2014
I would argue that it is the largest collection of hard ice in the US.