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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

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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 [Suggest Change]

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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