Elevation: 866 ft
GPS: 44.247, -72.578 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andy Laakmann on Nov 27, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Jason Hayden, Luc-514, Kris Fiore
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures for access issues: please review cragvt.org Details

Description

For those who fall in love with Vermont, it's more than just local climbing. Vermont has long granite slabs, overhanging sport routes, beautiful schist and granite boulders, lakeside limestone, adventurous trad lines, and of course, world-class ice climbing. All in a setting that people drive hundreds of miles just to gawk at and with many cliffs that you will never see another person at. It's our hidden gem of New England and it's hiding in plain sight. Vermont is no longer just a central location to the neighboring rock of the Adirondacks and the White Mountains, it stands proud with its own 5-star lines as good as any in the Northeast.

Vermont has a storied history of bold first ascents and adventure climbing. The climbing and bouldering here is on state, private, and LCO-owned land and while many of the access issues have been smoothed out through the tireless work of our local grassroots access group, CRAG-VT (www.cragvt.org), use care and check with locals before heading out.

So be it schist, granite, limestone, or ice, Vermont indeed has plenty to offer. Ranging from thuggishly steep to thin and technical, and from the bolted lines in Bolton Valley, to multi-pitch adventure climbing in the Northeast Kingdom and Smugglers' Notch. The climate and topography of Vermont offers visiting climbers a chance to sample a bit of everything, so long as you have a broad sense of adventure, don't mind getting be-knighted from time to time, and regularly like climbing in the face of black flies and bushwhack-themed adversity. Once past those minor hurdles (and after you drink the Kool-Aid!), you will, no doubt, find great pleasure in all that Vermont climbing has to offer.

Historical Note: Vermont and its climbing is on land stolen from the Abenaki, Mohawk, and Penacook indigenous people.

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Because our climbing is quite spread out, please refer to the area index for the best directions to the location you want to visit.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Vermont

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5 PG13
 51
The Fin
Boulder
V2 5+
 69
Biscuit
Boulder
V3 6A
 64
Primate
Boulder
V3 6A
 89
Pac-Man
Boulder
V6 7A
 53
Boomerang
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 55
Center Crack
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 53
Mister Rogers
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
 62
Chockstone (Ledangier)
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R
 61
Harvest Moon
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Hush, Mama Thrush
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Private Property
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
The Rose
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 57
Fresh Meat
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 49
Paradox
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 40
Release the Hens
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Fin 1. Northern Ver… > … > Top of the Notc… > B.F.B.
 51
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Biscuit 1. Northern Ver… > … > Boulders Behind… > Biscuit & Gravy Boulders
 69
V2 5+ Boulder
Primate 1. Northern Ver… > … > Top of the Notc… > Backyard Boulder
 64
V3 6A Boulder
Pac-Man 1. Northern Ver… > … > Boulders Behind… > Pac Man Boulder
 89
V3 6A Boulder
Boomerang 1. Northern Ver… > … > Top of the Notc… > Asteroid
 53
V6 7A Boulder
Center Crack 2. Central Vermont > Deer Leap
 55
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mister Rogers 1. Northern Ver… > … > Bolton Dome > 7. Neighborhood Ledge
 53
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Chockstone (Ledangier) 1. Northern Ver… > … > Upper West > C - Upper Tier - Righ…
 62
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13 Trad
Harvest Moon 1. Northern Ver… > Bolton Area > Lower W Bolton
 61
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R Trad, TR
Hush, Mama Thrush 1. Northern Ver… > Bolton Area > Lower W Bolton
 67
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Private Property 1. Northern Ver… > … > Upper West > B - Upper Tier - Left…
 67
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Rose 1. Northern Ver… > … > Upper West > F - N End
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Fresh Meat 1. Northern Ver… > … > Upper West > E - Lower Tier
 57
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Paradox 1. Northern Ver… > … > Upper West > E - Lower Tier
 49
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Release the Hens 1. Northern Ver… > … > Bolton Dome > 5. Main Wall
 40
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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