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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Sep 26, 2011
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  • Description 

    The Main Cliff is the premier attraction at Bone Mountain. It is a large, unbroken cliff band that houses several high-quality mixed routes. Most routes are 2 pitches in length, climbing corners, cracks, and weaknesses up obvious buttresses.

    Currently there are a little over a dozen routes on the Main Cliff...shocking (well, not really considering the approach to the cliff itself), as the cliff runs for nearly a 1/4 of a mile, wrapping around the large buttress facing Interstate 89. Routes such as "Eye in the Sky" (5.10), and "Family Picnic" (5.7) are worth the hike alone. But those are just two gems among many waiting to be climbed up at Bone Mt.


    Getting There 

    Follow the aforementioned directions to the Satellite. Once there, cross the brook then head toward the talus field before the cliff. "Family Picnic" is basically in the center of the Main Cliff Face on the left side of a large, blunt buttress. Look for the bolts.


    2 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for the Main Cliff:
    Family Picnic   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
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    Featured Route For the Main Cliff
    Nearing the top of a route on one of the more remote crags in Vermont. <br /> <br />Photo by Liam Griffin

    Family Picnic 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  VT : Bolton Area : ... : the Main Cliff
    On par with any of the multi-pitch routes at the 82. Long, steep and thoughtful characterize this fun romp up a nice exposed buttress. start on the left side of a 70/80 foot buttress/pillar of rock in the center of the Main Cliff. The route is unmistakeable, as bolts mark the way. Pitch one is tricky little number with some balance and faith required at the crux. Finish on a nice ledge with a 2-bolt anchor.The 2nd pitch climbs steep rock up past an insecure block (step around it gingerly!!)...[more]   Browse More Classics in VT

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