Elevation: 1,395 ft
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Shared By: Kris Fiore on Oct 3, 2020
Admins: Jason Hayden, Luc-514, Kris Fiore
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Description

Chittenden County is the center of most reported climbing in Vermont with the bulk of modern development in both roped climbing and bouldering happening in Bolton. That said, probably the highest quality rock in the state can be claimed by the Northeast Kingdom (NEK). Smuggler's Notch has cliffs, ice, and pebbles galore to add to the hundreds of boulders in Groton State Park

The season in Northern Vermont varies greatly depending on just how far north you venture. The NEK tends to be too cold for climbing by November and smuggs wraps up around the same time. Good climbing can be found reliably in Chittenden County (Burlington/Bolton) into early November.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Northern Vermont

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5 PG13
 48
The Fin
Boulder
V2 5+
 62
Biscuit
Boulder
V3 6A
 58
Primate
Boulder
V3 6A
 77
Pac-Man
Boulder
V6 7A
 51
Boomerang
Boulder
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
 56
Chockstone (Ledangier)
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R
 57
Harvest Moon
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 63
Hush, Mama Thrush
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 60
Private Property
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 58
Stone Staircase
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 56
The Rose
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 50
Fresh Meat
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 27
The Thorn
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 39
Paradox
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 31
Release the Hens
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Fin Smugglers' Notch > … > Top of the Notc… > B.F.B.
 48
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Biscuit Smugglers' Notch > … > Boulders Behind… > Biscuit & Gravy Boulders
 62
V2 5+ Boulder
Primate Smugglers' Notch > … > Top of the Notc… > Backyard Boulder
 58
V3 6A Boulder
Pac-Man Smugglers' Notch > … > Boulders Behind… > Pac Man Boulder
 77
V3 6A Boulder
Boomerang Smugglers' Notch > … > Top of the Notc… > Asteroid
 51
V6 7A Boulder
Chockstone (Ledangier) Bolton Area > Upper West > C - Upper Tier - Righ…
 56
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13 Trad
Harvest Moon Bolton Area > Lower W Bolton
 57
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R Trad, TR
Hush, Mama Thrush Bolton Area > Lower W Bolton
 63
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Private Property Bolton Area > Upper West > B - Upper Tier - Left…
 60
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Stone Staircase Bolton Area > Upper West > E - Lower Tier
 58
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Rose Bolton Area > Upper West > F - N End
 56
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Fresh Meat Bolton Area > Upper West > E - Lower Tier
 50
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Thorn Bolton Area > Upper West > F - N End
 27
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Paradox Bolton Area > Upper West > E - Lower Tier
 39
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Release the Hens Bolton Area > Bolton Dome > 5. Main Wall
 31
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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