Elevation: 490 ft
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Shared By: Colin R on Apr 14, 2010
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Description

Bolton Quarry in Bolton VT. Area is somewhat sensitive but rock is VT schist which lends itself to subtle climbing. Many easy to moderate climbing in the quarry proper plus harder routes (up to 5.12) exist on the short-but-stout Cat's Ass Wall.

Getting There

Get off of route 89 onto route 2 in either Richmond (if coming from north) or Waterbury (if coming from south) until you see Green Mountain Drive. Follow the drive way all the way to the top until you see the small parking area. Please drive under 10 mph once you are on green mountain drive as the locals are very sensitive to speeding and noise. Speeding will threaten access to this area.

***Winter/Spring Driveway Closure***

In winter CRAG-VT does not plow the driveway. Additionally, the road is roped off in the spring for mud season. When the driveway is closed, do not park anywhere along Green Mountain Drive or you are liable to be towed at your expense. You may park at the Smilie School on Rt. 2.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bolton Quarry

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Wandering the Halls
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Happy
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Playground Bully
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 13
Junior's First Bolt
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Sweet Sweet Choss
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Second Thoughts
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Grumpy Cat
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Collateral Daveage
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Cat's Night
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
It's only Interment
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Anxious
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
The Cat's Ass
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 4
Off Night
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wandering the Halls Schoolhouse/Main Quarry
 15
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Happy Dwarf Wall
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Playground Bully Schoolhouse/Main Quarry
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Junior's First Bolt Schoolhouse/Main Quarry
 13
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Sweet Sweet Choss Schoolhouse/Main Quarry
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Second Thoughts Schoolhouse/Main Quarry
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Grumpy Cat Cat's Ass Wall
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Collateral Daveage Schoolhouse/Main Quarry
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cat's Night Cat's Ass Wall
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
It's only Interment Cat's Ass Wall
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Anxious Dwarf Wall
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
The Cat's Ass Cat's Ass Wall
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Off Night Cat's Ass Wall
 4
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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