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Great Corner, The 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hump or Die 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Jugfest, Stella and Casey 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Moosehead Crack 3 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Right Stuff, The 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Whine and Cheese 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Woolite 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 2,400 ft
GPS: 44.735, -72.092 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: TSluiter on Oct 11, 2015 with updates
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Logging Operations

As of 5/31:

With the logging operations completed, Wheeler Mountain is again open to the public and to climbers. Please adhere to any new signage posted and note that the trail to the top of the mountain will likely remain closed until September for rerouting purposes.
See CragVT.org for more info Details

Description

Wheeler Mountain, as I have read, is one of the classic climbing areas in Vermont. First ascents were completed in the 1940's. It is very well developed, many documented climbs on beautiful granite. Hopefully this place will see more traffic, it is fantastic (and South-facing!).

Ground-up FA's are the way of the world here, as is ground-up bolting.

Travis Peckham's guidebook Tough Schist has almost 100 routes in the Wheeler Mountain section, buy the book.

Getting There

Just east of Lake Willoughby on Wheeler Mountain Road near Sutton, VT. Parts of the mountain are in Lake Willoughby State Forest. 3 Parking areas, one or two of which are on private land. The road in is a little rough but nothing a normal passenger car can't handle. Access to Wheeler Mountain road is off Rt. 5.

The second parking area has the climber's trail heading north to the base of the cliff. Pass a house-sized boulder and stay right to run along most of the climbs via the base of the cliffs. Take a left at the house-sized boulder to get to the Moosehead Crack/Woolite area.

Approach time is ~10 minutes to the first routes, almost an hour to get all the way around the NE side of the mountain. Many, many climbs along the way.

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