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Description

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

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

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 34
Making Babies
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 32
In the Pines
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 35
Snake Skin Slab
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 39
Wavey Good-Bye
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
A-Sharp
Trad, TR
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
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Say Goodnight Dick
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 15
Dogzilla
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 44
A Minor
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 18
A Major
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Tea in the Sahara
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Sticks and Stones
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 19
Steel Feathers
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 11
Gates of Eden
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Making Babies
 34
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad
In the Pines
 32
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Snake Skin Slab
 35
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Wavey Good-Bye
 39
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
A-Sharp
 35
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Harvest Moon
 61
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R Trad, TR
Hush, Mama Thrush
 67
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Say Goodnight Dick
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Dogzilla
 15
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad, TR
A Minor
 44
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
A Major
 18
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Tea in the Sahara
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Sticks and Stones
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Steel Feathers
 19
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Gates of Eden
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, TR
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