Elevation: 1,228 ft
GPS: 44.43, -72.898 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Seth Maciejowski on Apr 28, 2012
Admins: Jason Hayden, Luc-514, Kris Fiore
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures for access issues: please review cragvt.org Details

Description

Upper Upper West Bolton Cliff is the largest cliff on Bolton Notch road, past Upper West and at the very top of the notch. The cliff is about .25 miles wide and up to 300' tall. The dominant angle of the face is around 70-80 degrees with the occasional overlap to spice things up. Routes are 1-3 pitches in length and from 5.7 - 5.12 in difficulty with most of the pitches falling in the 5.7 to 5.9 range. Some of the routes can be a bit on the chossy side so watch out especially on fragile edge features. Some of the best moderate pitches in Bolton are found at this cliff.

NOTE : This area is generally closed from April to August for peregrine nesting. Please abide by the signs and stay away from posted areas. CRAG-VT has established a good working relationship between climbers and the peregrine biologists, so let's please not jeopardize access.

Getting There

Leave route 2 and head up Bolton Notch road for about 5 miles passing both lower west bolton cliff on the right and Upper West Bolton cliff on the left until you see the cliff on the left. You can't miss it. Park at the Preston ponds trailhead (up to 4 cars may comfortably park here). Take the Preston Ponds trail right between the beaver ponds and head up hill for a short distance until a side trail becomes visible on the right which will take you to the main wall of Double Upper.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Upper West

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 4
Shitney Gilman
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Ribbit Ridge
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Persistence
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Silent Nights
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 21
Noises in the Night
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Redneck Olympics
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
 15
Captain's Crack (Exotic Nut Sele…
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Milk Train
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Like A Hurricane
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Plea Deal AKA Sling The Horn
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Heavy Weather
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Ladybug
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shitney Gilman UUWB Shoulder
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Ribbit Ridge Guide's Wall
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Persistence Pond Wall
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Silent Nights Wild W Wall
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Noises in the Night Wild W Wall
 21
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Redneck Olympics Pond Wall
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Captain's Crack (Exotic Nut… Main Face
 15
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Milk Train Wild W Wall
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Like A Hurricane Pond Wall
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Plea Deal AKA Sling The Horn Main Face
 29
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Heavy Weather Main Face
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Ladybug Main Face
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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