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The most popular and among the most accessible climbing area in Bolton. 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.

Getting There Suggest change

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.

Exit 10 (Waterbury Exit) off of Interstate 89.  Head south on Route 100, 1/4 mile to the traffic circle.  Take 1st exit from the traffic circle (Route 2 West), and follow Route 2 West about 9 miles until you reach Notch Road on your right.  Head up Notch Road to parking, as described above.

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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
 41
Making Babies
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 36
In the Pines
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 44
Snake Skin Slab
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
In the Pines Direct
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 50
Wavey Good-Bye
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R
 75
Harvest Moon
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 42
A-Sharp
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 84
Hush, Mama Thrush
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Say Goodnight Dick
Trad, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 51
A Minor
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 23
A Major
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Sticks and Stones
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
Tea in the Sahara
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Ladyslippers
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 15
Gates of Eden
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Making Babies
 41
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad
In the Pines
 36
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Snake Skin Slab
 44
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
In the Pines Direct
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Wavey Good-Bye
 50
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Harvest Moon
 75
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R Trad, TR
A-Sharp
 42
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Hush, Mama Thrush
 84
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Say Goodnight Dick
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
A Minor
 51
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
A Major
 23
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Sticks and Stones
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Tea in the Sahara
 29
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Ladyslippers
 21
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Gates of Eden
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad, TR
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