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Lower Ragnarock

Vermont > Smuggler's Notch

Description

An area that has seen more recent development in Smuggs sport climbing. This generally refers to the rock bands to the right of Elephant's Head Buttress near the winter route Ragnarock.

Getting There

Park and hike as for Elephant's Head Buttress. While hiking the scree field up to Elephant's Head, trend right to work around a cliff with Minimahout, Mensch, and Jormungond, three sport climbs established by Travis Peckham and Seth Maciejowski in 2017. This will bring you to the ice climbing mecca that is the Ragnarock area. Just beyond this area is a smattering of sport climbs from 5.10 to 5.12+.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1
Heady Topper
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 1
Slip-n-Slide
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1
Salt the Snake
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Heady Topper
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Slip-n-Slide
 1
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Salt the Snake
 1
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad

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Alec at the anchor of Salt the Snake 5.10b
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