Elevation: 1,395 ft
GPS: 44.231, -71.817 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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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It's a section of the state so... generally north.

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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
 54
The Fin
Boulder
V2 5+
 72
Biscuit
Boulder
V3 6A
 67
Primate
Boulder
V3 6A
 92
Pac-Man
Boulder
V6 7A
 56
Boomerang
Boulder
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 56
Mister Rogers
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
 64
Chockstone (Ledangier)
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R
 62
Harvest Moon
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 68
Hush, Mama Thrush
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 68
Private Property
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 64
Stone Staircase
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 63
The Rose
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 60
Fresh Meat
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 53
Paradox
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 42
Release the Hens
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Fin Smugglers' Notch > … > Top of the Notc… > B.F.B.
 54
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Biscuit Smugglers' Notch > … > Boulders Behind… > Biscuit & Gravy Boulders
 72
V2 5+ Boulder
Primate Smugglers' Notch > … > Top of the Notc… > Backyard Boulder
 67
V3 6A Boulder
Pac-Man Smugglers' Notch > … > Boulders Behind… > Pac Man Boulder
 92
V3 6A Boulder
Boomerang Smugglers' Notch > … > Top of the Notc… > Asteroid
 56
V6 7A Boulder
Mister Rogers Bolton Area > Bolton Dome > 7. Neighborhood Ledge
 56
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Chockstone (Ledangier) Bolton Area > Upper West > C - Upper Tier - Righ…
 64
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13 Trad
Harvest Moon Bolton Area > Lower W Bolton
 62
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R Trad, TR
Hush, Mama Thrush Bolton Area > Lower W Bolton
 68
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Private Property Bolton Area > Upper West > B - Upper Tier - Left…
 68
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Stone Staircase Bolton Area > Upper West > E - Lower Tier
 64
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Rose Bolton Area > Upper West > F - N End
 63
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Fresh Meat Bolton Area > Upper West > E - Lower Tier
 60
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Paradox Bolton Area > Upper West > E - Lower Tier
 53
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Release the Hens Bolton Area > Bolton Dome > 5. Main Wall
 42
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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