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Home to dozens of amazing ice climbs, Smuggler's Notch also has some of Vermont's best rock climbing. The area can either be very busy or totally empty - it's safe to count on a small crowd though. Buy the Peckham guidebook and you'll realize there is a LOT more roped climbing than what is posted here on Mountain Project.

If your passion for climbing is of the baby cliff variety Mountain Project to be your best resource unless you're a local and have the sneak preview to the coming soon electronic guidebook.

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Park on Rt. 108 where the road ends (seasonal road - don't try to drive up it, tickets are typically around $150 and the State Troopers love to hand em out).

Ski, snowshoe or hike up the road a mile or two to get to your climb - the climbs are obvious and located on both sides of the road.

420 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Smugglers' Notch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5 PG13
 75
The Fin
Boulder
V1 5
 54
The Obtuse
Boulder
V2 5+
 94
Biscuit
Boulder
V2-3 5+ PG13
 25
General Patton's Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 58
The Roots
Boulder
V5+ 6C+ PG13
 26
The Green Egg (aka "Green Mounta…
Boulder
V6 7A
 72
Boomerang
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 27
Tome's Roof
Boulder
V7 7A+
 52
Pulled Pork
Boulder
V7 7A+
 56
Little Cottonwood
Boulder
V8 7B
 34
Rhode Island Ripper
Boulder
V9-10 7C+
 20
Bloody Sunday
Boulder
V10-11 8A
 10
Blunt
Boulder
V11 8A
 14
Touching the Sky
Boulder
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
Quickbeam
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Fin Smugglers' Notc… > Top of the Notc… > B.F.B.
 75
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
The Obtuse Smugglers' Notc… > Roots/ Moon Tow… > Roots Boulder
 54
V1 5 Boulder
Biscuit Smugglers' Notc… > Boulders Behind… > Biscuit & Gravy Boulders
 94
V2 5+ Boulder
General Patton's Arete Smugglers' Notc… > Boulders Behind… > Patton Boulder
 25
V2-3 5+ PG13 Boulder
The Roots Smugglers' Notc… > Roots/ Moon Tow… > Roots Boulder
 58
V5 6C Boulder
The Green Egg (aka "Green M… Smugglers' Notc… > Boulders Behind… > Green Cave
 26
V5+ 6C+ PG13 Boulder
Boomerang Smugglers' Notc… > Top of the Notc… > Asteroid
 72
V6 7A Boulder
Tome's Roof Smugglers' Notc… > Boulders Behind… > Tomes Boulder
 27
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Pulled Pork Smugglers' Notc… > Top of the Notc… > Asteroid
 52
V7 7A+ Boulder
Little Cottonwood Smugglers' Notc… > Top of the Notc… > B.F.B.
 56
V7 7A+ Boulder
Rhode Island Ripper Smugglers' Notc… > Boulders Behind… > RI Boulder
 34
V8 7B Boulder
Bloody Sunday Smugglers' Notc… > Boulders Behind… > Bone Doctor
 20
V9-10 7C+ Boulder
Blunt Smugglers' Notc… > Top of the Notc… > B.F.B.
 10
V10-11 8A Boulder
Touching the Sky Smugglers' Notc… > Top of the Notc… > B.F.B.
 14
V11 8A Boulder
Quickbeam ENT Gully
 19
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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