Elevation: 99 ft
GPS: 44.488, -73.249 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kris Fiore on Nov 4, 2017 with updates from pete clark
Admins: Luc-514, Kris Fiore
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Access Issue: You must obtain a climbing pass and sign in at the kiosk. Details

Description

A gorgeous overhanging limstone cliff that hangs above Lake Champlain just north of Burlington. Quality climbing here starts at 5.12 and there are climbs and projects in the 5.13 and 5.14 range If you're one of the superhuman, bring your try hard shoes and climb the left end routes. It's worth noting that this area only has one 5.10 and it's hard. The climbing here really starts at 5.11.

A truly unique New England climbing experience.

 Most routes require a stick clip. I replaced many hangers on 3/31/ See updated list. If there is no note, assume it is fully equipped.


Routes from left to right:

The Miracle Project (unfinished, no anchor)
The B.I.B.L.E. - 5.13 b/c
Champ Project - ~5.14a to midpoint anchor, ~5.14+, 5.15 to summit?
Proto Sloth - 5.13b
Giant Sloth - 5.13c
Terror Bird - 5.13a
Destiny - 5.11a/b
Crystal - 5.10d
China Rose - 5.13d (more like v9/10)
Ginger Rude - 5.13b/c (more like v8/9)
Donkey Slam - 5.12a
Aquatic Redneck - 5.12a/b
This Rage Meter Goes to 11 - 5.12c
C.R.E.A.M. (missing damn near everything.)
Bring Da Ruckus - 5.11d/12a

Getting There

Park near the Diocese and sign in at the CRAG-VT kiosk.

Access

In order to maintain climbing access for many years to come, please follow the following guidelines:

*All climbers must get a Rock Point Property Pass via the process described here: https://www.rockpointvt.org/visitor-passes. CRAG-VT highly suggests making a donation to the Rock Point Center as part of the process. It will help to mitigate fees incurred by CRAG-VT to ensure access and allow the Rock Point Center to continue to offer their unique property to the general public.

*Sign in at the kiosk located at the Diocesan offices parking lot and utilize the marked trail to reach the cliff. Sign out when leaving.

*The number of climbers is limited to 8 at any given time.  Please check in with the register at the kiosk to ensure that there is adequate capacity.

*Lone Rock Point is only open during daylight hours for climbing.

*No camping or fires are permitted. Leave no trace.

*Do not add any additional fixed gear to the cliff. This would ruin climber relations with the diocese. Please just climb on what is there for now.

*Abide by closures as indicated on the calendar at the kiosk. CRAG-VT will try to keep you updated via their website, however the Diocese reserves the right to close the property at any time.

Any issues with the process or the property may be directed to info@cragvt.org or the Rock Point liaison, Peter Clark.

More Info:
https://cragvt.org/rockpoint/

You cooperation is GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!

Lake Depth

Lake depth/climbs likely to be open

Less than ~95 feet: Everything open
~95 - 97 feet: Everything left of Ragemeter likely open
97 - 99 feet: Everything left of China likely open
99 - 101: Boulder hopping. Good luck.
More than 101 feet: What the hell is happening in Lake Champlain?

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Crystal
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Destiny
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Bring Da Ruckus
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Donkey Slam
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crystal
 10
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Destiny
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bring Da Ruckus
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Donkey Slam
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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