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Elevation: 1,641 ft
GPS: 43.6737, -72.797
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Description Suggest change

A beautiful collection of glacial erratics on a ridge in Killington, VT. Access area from the Appalachian Trail. This is primarily a bouldering area with great rock, easy access, and a beautiful setting. Currently, there are about 109 developed problems with the potential for a little bit more. Some of these problems may have been climbed 10-12 years ago by Nate Whitehorne and other individuals passing through the area. Some of the rock may need some cleaning.

Guidelines to follow here:

- Be respectful of other hikers, runners, and boulderers
- Don't disrupt the natural ecosystem (as with many areas, we want to preserve as much of it as possible)
- What you bring in, your bring out - NO LITTERING
- Be safe and have fun

Other climbing areas within five minutes: Catamount Boulders (bouldering) and Deer Leap (mostly roped climbing)

Getting There Suggest change

Take Thundering Brook Rd from route 4 in Killington, VT. Follow the road past Mountain Meadows Lodge and park on the left just before the dam. Follow the road back towards Route 4 for roughly 50 feet and look for the white-blazed trail on the left. Follow the AT north for 2-3 minutes and you will cross a small stream. You will see the first boulder on the right just after the stream. Continue 200 yards past to the Red Eft boulder on the right and 50 more yards up the trail to the Dirty Crack boulder. Most of the boulders are behind these two scattered in the woods on or just below the ridge. There are two more clusters about 50-100 yards down the trail past the Dirty Crack boulder.

112 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at DEKD Killington

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 4
Spring Thing
Boulder
V1 5
 12
Red Eft
Boulder
V1 5
 21
Stinger Mantis
Boulder
V1+ 5
 4
Eleanor Rigby
Boulder
V2 5+
 5
Spring Chicken
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Bite the bits
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 4
Enter The Duat
Boulder
V3 6A
 8
Green Eft
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Leafpeepers Hate Spring
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Hyracotherium
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 21
Dirty Crack
Boulder
V5 6C
 7
Bloody Phalanges
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 13
Arthritis
Boulder
V8 7B
 5
Wizard
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Spring Thing Spring Sliding Boulder
 4
V0 4 Boulder
Red Eft Red Eft Boulder
 12
V1 5 Boulder
Stinger Mantis Dirty Crack Boulder
 21
V1 5 Boulder
Eleanor Rigby Regular Boulder
 4
V1+ 5 Boulder
Spring Chicken Spring Sliding Boulder
 5
V2 5+ Boulder
Bite the bits Rocking Horse Boulder
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Enter The Duat Right Ridge > Grandma's Hump
 4
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Green Eft Red Eft Boulder
 8
V3 6A Boulder
Leafpeepers Hate Spring Spring Sliding Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Hyracotherium Rocking Horse Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Dirty Crack Dirty Crack Boulder
 21
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Bloody Phalanges Dirty Crack Boulder
 7
V5 6C Boulder
Arthritis Dirty Crack Boulder
 13
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Wizard Dirty Crack Boulder
 5
V8 7B Boulder
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