|GPS:||44.378, -72.86 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Colin R on Apr 17, 2010|
|Admins:||Luc-514, Kris Fiore|
DescriptionOne of Bolton's finest areas.
The large cliff band about 25 minute walk uphill from the Bolton Quarry (see map). This cliff is home to some of the hardest, most bad-ass sport climbing in the state of Vermont. The 82 Crag has many climbs in the 5.11 to 5.12+ range. I would say it has some of the best 5.11's and 5.12's I have ever been on such as Arms Reduction (11b/c), Afro-Samurai (11d), the Doggfather (12b), Solarium (12b), Encryption (12c/d), Little Red Hen (12d). This crag has it all and the views are fantastic. A nice breeze tends to keep the 82 Crag a little cooler than others in the summer. It's about a 25 minute walk mostly uphill only if you don't get lost on the trails (otherwise could be quite a long hike). Try to check in here or with locals before you go to get some idea of where you are going.
Sub-areas include October Wall, reached during the approach to 82 Crag, and Chapel Crag, just above the Main Face.
Getting TherePark in the Bolton Quarry Parking lot and follow the WHITE line trail on the map provided (hopefully this will help). The red trail crosses private property.
There is a specific network of trails/logging roads that must be followed and I suggest using a GPS device your first time so you don't get too lost. For the upper part of the crag (i.e. Doggfather, Little Red Hen, Afro Samurai, Encryption) you must climb up a 5.4 choss pile with a fixed rope for about 30 feet to get to the base of it.
You can also follow the directions listed in Tough Schist.
Classic Climbing Routes at 82 Crag
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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