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Areas in Vermont Ice Climbing

Lake Willoughby 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Smugglers Notch Ice climbing 21 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 28 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 28
Williamstown/Brookfield Ice 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2

Description

Home to several of the best ice climbing venues in the lower 48. Smugglers' Notch, Lake Willoughby, and several other small, high-quality areas offer steep, continuously sustained, ice flows--and mixed climbing--from 50 to 500' in length. Approaches can vary from drive-up cragging (Bolton Quarry) to hour-long slogs (Smugglers' Notch and Snake Mountain) up steep, snowy slopes. Regardless, Vermont has it in abundance during the winter months.

Getting There

Depending on where you want to visit, directions can be simple or quite complex. It is best to reference the specific area you want to visit, and/or buy one of the old guidebooks if you can find one.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Vermont Ice Climbing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5
 15
Last Gentleman
Trad, Ice 4 pitches
WI5
 4
Who's Who in Outer Space
Trad, Ice 3 pitches
WI5+ R
 4
Called on account of Rains
Trad, Ice 4 pitches
WI3-4
 21
The Tablets Left
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI4+
 17
Crazy Diamond
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI4+ M4
 14
Ragnarock
Trad, Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
WI3-4
 18
Hidden Gully
Trad, Ice 3 pitches
WI5+
 10
Mindbender
Trad, Ice
WI5+
 8
The Promenade
Trad, Ice 4 pitches
WI4
 13
Blue Room
Trad, Ice
WI4+
 20
Twenty Below Zero gully
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI5
 14
Glass Menagerie
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI3-4
 7
Dave's Snotsicle
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI4+
 5
Grand Illusion
Trad, Ice
WI4+
 3
Dougs Route
Ice 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Last Gentleman Lake Willoughby > Mount Pisgah
 15
WI5 Trad, Ice 4 pitches
Who's Who in Outer Space Lake Willoughby > Mount Pisgah
 4
WI5 Trad, Ice 3 pitches
Called on account of Rains Lake Willoughby > Mount Pisgah
 4
WI5+ R Trad, Ice 4 pitches
The Tablets Left Lake Willoughby > Mount Pisgah
 21
WI3-4 Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Crazy Diamond Lake Willoughby > Mount Pisgah
 17
WI4+ Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Ragnarock Smugglers Notch… > 08E - Elephant's Head…
 14
WI4+ M4 Trad, Mixed, Ice 3 pitches
Hidden Gully Smugglers Notch… > 10W - The Blind Fate…
 18
WI3-4 Trad, Ice 3 pitches
Mindbender Lake Willoughby > Mount Pisgah
 10
WI5+ Trad, Ice
The Promenade Lake Willoughby > Mount Pisgah
 8
WI5+ Trad, Ice 4 pitches
Blue Room Smugglers Notch… > 13E - The S Wall Area
 13
WI4 Trad, Ice
Twenty Below Zero gully Lake Willoughby > Mount Pisgah
 20
WI4+ Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Glass Menagerie Lake Willoughby > Mount Pisgah
 14
WI5 Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Dave's Snotsicle Smugglers Notch… > 13E - The S Wall Area
 7
WI3-4 Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Grand Illusion Smugglers Notch… > 05W - Easy Gully Area
 5
WI4+ Trad, Ice
Dougs Route Smugglers Notch… > 13E - The S Wall Area
 3
WI4+ Ice 2 pitches
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