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H&D (Hunter and Dog) Gully 
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06E - The Playground Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.55518, -72.795 View Map  Incorrect?
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One pitch lines between WI2+ and WI4, be careful as the pillars have been known to collapse.

Getting There 

Road distances: 1.3 miles from Jeffersonville closure, 1.7 miles from Stowe closure.
Approached from a snow slope just south of the high point of the road on the east side of the road.

Climbing Season

For the Smugglers Notch Ice climbing area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: H&D Gully

H&D (Hunter and Dog) Gully WI3+  Vermont : *Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : 06E - The Playground Area
Approach up the steep snow slope and belay. The main formation in the middle is WI3+ to 4. Around the corner is a tight gully that's probably WI2+. Both options also have some moderately steep snow. Where the gully widens above there is an obvious good-sized tree you use as an anchor; if climbing the main formation you can top out and cut right over to this same tree. Above the tree the gully continues at an easier angle....[more]   Browse More Classics in Vermont

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By Daniel Moore 1
Nov 22, 2015
Anyone know of these pitches can be top roped?
By Seth Maciejowski
Nov 23, 2015
In short, no. You need to lead at minimum the grade 2+ to access the trees for top roping. Try out the workout wall for more top rope accessibility.

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