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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.

    Areas from left to right 

    Left End
    Middle Cliff Routes
    Marrow Wall
    Solstice Slab
    Moose Bones
    Bone Appetit

    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.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 7.3 miles from here

    6 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',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'   Middle Cliff Routes
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    Nearing the top of a route on one of the more remo...

    Family Picnic 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  VT : Bolton Area : ... : Middle Cliff Routes
    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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