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Guidebook for Smuggler's Notch, VT

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Graham O. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 1,293

Hey guys, I am going to be in Burlington in about two weeks and am going to go for a day trip to Smuggs. I made myself a little ticklist, but it would be nice if I could get my hands on a guidebook since my grandparents are coming I definitely want to know how to get to all of the climbs on my list. Just an FYI, I cannot afford the New England Bouldering Guidebook, so a cheaper book that involves Smuggs would be awesome. I'm not asking for a guidebook, I'm asking if there are any guidebooks still in print! Thanks!

Caz Drach · · Sugarhouse, UT · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 310

Boulders or Routes?

Routes - Tough Schist, has some bouldering in it as well.

Boulders - New England Bouldering

Use the MP app on your Smarty Phone. Download the Smuggs area. Its pretty well covered from the Bouldering perspective. I will also add, bring a 2nd pad with you to Smuggs... seemed like a lot wandering movement.

Ron Birk · · Boston, MA · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 3,467

Sounds like he is looking for bouldering. The New England Bouldering book I guess is out of print as it sells for $200 used!

Caz Drach · · Sugarhouse, UT · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 310

Ronbo - ill sell you mine for 199.95 + shipping

Graham O. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 1,293

Thanks Guys! I am looking for bouldering, and do have Smuggler's Notch downloaded on my phone, it's just that MP descriptions can be pretty vague and something about guidebooks is so much more welcoming.

Max Forbes · · Vermont & Colorado · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 114

Graham. If your somehow lucky enough to get your hands on the boulder book, it probably won't even do you that much good, it was written quite a while ago. MP will orient you to the area, and you can probably use it to identify some of the main pebbles. All the boulders are concentrated with a 10 minute walk of each other. Poke around and explore. Climbing in Vermont is always an adventure. Smuggs has some great stuff for every level, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. My two cents, it's more fun to discover them on hold on then it is to try to find them using vague MP descriptions.

Rocky Cowles · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 0

If you show up on the weekend, you will not be alone in the notch. It will likely be very easy to hook up with some others for beta. Parking can be tight on these October weekends however.

Nick Goldsmith · · Pomfret VT · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 440

never understood why anyone would need a guide to go bouldering? they are boulders fer christs sake. just walk up to them and try to climb them...

Graham O. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 1,293

Thanks for your help! I just finished a sweet session sans-guidebook, and it worked itself out.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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