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Top of the Notch Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.55539, -72.79572 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Pat McGinn on Sep 29, 2009  with updates from rogerk
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These boulders are located at the apex of the hill and contain some of the best problems in the northeast. The rock here is slick schist which is bad in two conditions rain and heat. If it does begin to rain you can count on waiting for the climbs to dry.

Getting There 

Walk 100 yards uphill from the parking lot. Expect motorcycles whizzing by, and gigantic rv's that could crush you. Walk along the road with caution.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

45 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Top of the Notch Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Top of the Notch Boulders:
The Fin   V1 5 PG13     Boulder, 20'   B.F.B.
The Problem Mantel 1   V2 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   The Problem Mantle Boulder
Tickled Pink   V2 5+     Boulder   Backyard Boulder
Top of the Notch   V2 5+     Boulder, 17'   Wheaties Boulder
Slice'n Dice   V2 5+     Boulder   Kontos Traverse Boulder
The Workout Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder   Workout Wall
Primate   V3 6A     Boulder   Backyard Boulder
The Possible Problem   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   Backyard Boulder
One Eyed Monster   V5 6C     Boulder   Backyard Boulder
Thump   V5 6C     Boulder   Backyard Boulder
Little Cottonwood   V6 7A     Boulder   B.F.B.
Boomerang   V6 7A     Boulder   The Asteroid
The Masochist   V6 7A     Boulder, 8'   Wheaties Boulder
Local Hero (Sit)   V6-7 7A+     Boulder   The Asteroid
Pulled Pork   V7 7A+     Boulder   The Asteroid
The Improbable Problem   V7 7A+     Boulder   Backyard Boulder
The Kosher Option   V7+ 7A+     Boulder   The Asteroid
The Impossible Problem   V8 7B     Boulder   Backyard Boulder
Blunt   V11 8A     Boulder   B.F.B.
Touching the Sky   V12 8A+     Boulder   B.F.B.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Touching the Sky V12

Touching the Sky V12 8A+  VT : Smugglers Notch : ... : B.F.B.
Starts to the left of The Fin. Stand start on two edges.Jamie Rushford recently added a sit start variation which goes at V12/V13....[more]   Browse More Classics in VT

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Rock Climbing Photo: The BFB / Cottonwood Boulder seen from the street
The BFB / Cottonwood Boulder seen from the street

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By Nicholas Hernandez
Aug 30, 2016

A fun time-lapse video of us on the Workout Boulder
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