Elevation: 708 ft
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Shared By: Chris Duca on Dec 28, 2007
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Description

The most popular and most accessible climbing area in Bolton Valley. This area is busy on weekends and apres work during the summer and fall.

Some great and very lead-able routes are located here. A-Minor, Tea in the Sahara, and Sticks and Stones are just a few examples of routes here that take great gear. If you plan to lead a route here during a busy time, make sure no one is setting up a TR above you--it's not pleasant to have a rope dropped on your head while above your gear.

Most routes can be top-roped easily with one 60 meter rope and a 50 foot length of static line except for a few routes on the center of the cliff. Anchors at the top of the cliff are plentiful using either bolts or large trees.

Visit this web address (forums.cragvt.org/attachmen…) to obtain a rudementary topo that was featured in Climbing Magazine in the early '90's.

Getting There

Exit 11 (Richmond Exit) off of Interstate 89. Head east on Route 2 for roughly 6 miles into Bolton. Make a left onto Notch Road, which is located along the long, flat section of Route 2. Head up the road for roughly a 1/4 mile until you see an obvious small parking lot on the right. There is enough room in this lot to fit 3 cars, but spots are also available along the right hand side of the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower West Bolton

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 22
Dead Babies
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 18
Snake Skin Slab
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Wavey Good-Bye
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 41
Harvest Moon
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
Hush, Mama Thrush
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 9
Dogzilla
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Say Goodnight Dick
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
A Minor
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 4
Hailstorm
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
A Major
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Tea in the Sahara
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Sticks and Stones
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 4
Gates of Eden
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 16
Steel Feathers
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dead Babies
 22
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad
Snake Skin Slab
 18
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Wavey Good-Bye
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Harvest Moon
 41
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, TR
Hush, Mama Thrush
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Dogzilla
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, TR
Say Goodnight Dick
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
A Minor
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Hailstorm
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
A Major
 12
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Tea in the Sahara
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Sticks and Stones
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Gates of Eden
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, TR
Steel Feathers
 16
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
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