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Elevation: 1,155 ft
GPS: 44.37792, -72.85986
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Some of the best hard sport climbing in Vermont. Come with a rack of draws and some determination.

After speaking with many out of state climbers the consensus is that the steep wall is hard. I've never heard anyone call any route up here soft and numerous people have called Doggfather, Little Red Hen, and Encryption the hardest of their grade compared to almost anywhere else in the Northeast. Let this be a warnin' to ya!

Unlike most crags in Vermont, MP is pretty much comprehensive for the steep wall save a few variations and linkups (though they are quality!)

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To get to the steep wall, hike past the lower main wall until the ground rises and locate a fixed line on your left.

The route Team America begins halfway up the fixed line. The rest of the routes are up on the ledge with the first route at the anchor being Encryption/Firewall.

Fixed Draws

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A local ethic seems to have developed accepting the use of fixed or left draws for projecting on the steep wall at 82 as they are out of sight of everyone but climbers so please leave them if they aren't yours and remember to eventually come back for them if they are.

Be vigilant with inspecting fixed draws on this cliff. Some of them have been hanging for multiple seasons and are in the sun all day anytime there is sun to be had.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 82 Steep Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Crusty By Nature
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
Afro Samurai
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Solarium
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Beyond
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 18
The Doggfather
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Little Red Hen
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 10
Encryption
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crusty By Nature
 18
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Afro Samurai
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Solarium
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Beyond
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Doggfather
 18
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Little Red Hen
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Encryption
 10
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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