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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
 75
The Fin
Boulder
V1 5
 54
The Obtuse
Boulder
V2 5+
 96
Biscuit
Boulder
V5 6C
 58
The Roots
Boulder
V6 7A
 72
Boomerang
Boulder
V7 7A+
 52
Pulled Pork
Boulder
V7 7A+
 56
Little Cottonwood
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 86
Hush, Mama Thrush
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 77
Chockstone (Ledangier)
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 98
The Rose
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 36
Wild Black
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 53
The Thorn
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 71
Paradox
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 70
Release the Hens
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 45
The Awesomest
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Fin Smugglers' Notch > … > Top of the Notc… > B.F.B.
 75
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
The Obtuse Smugglers' Notch > … > Roots/ Moon Tow… > Roots Boulder
 54
V1 5 Boulder
Biscuit Smugglers' Notch > … > Boulders Behind… > Biscuit & Gravy Boulders
 96
V2 5+ Boulder
The Roots Smugglers' Notch > … > Roots/ Moon Tow… > Roots Boulder
 58
V5 6C Boulder
Boomerang Smugglers' Notch > … > Top of the Notc… > Asteroid
 72
V6 7A Boulder
Pulled Pork Smugglers' Notch > … > Top of the Notc… > Asteroid
 52
V7 7A+ Boulder
Little Cottonwood Smugglers' Notch > … > Top of the Notc… > B.F.B.
 56
V7 7A+ Boulder
Hush, Mama Thrush Bolton Area > Lower W Bolton
 86
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chockstone (Ledangier) Bolton Area > Upper West > C - Upper Tier - Righ…
 77
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
The Rose Bolton Area > Upper West > F - N End
 98
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Wild Black Black Mountain > Main Cliff
 36
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Thorn Bolton Area > Upper West > F - N End
 53
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Paradox Bolton Area > Upper West > E - Lower Tier
 71
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Release the Hens Bolton Area > Bolton Dome > 06. Main Wall
 70
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Awesomest Bolton Area > Bolton Dome > 01. W Side
 45
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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