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82 Steep Wall

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Afro Samurai S 
Beyond S 
Crusty By Nature S 
Doggfather, The S 
Encryption S 
Enter the Dweezil S 
Little Red Hen S 
Solarium T 
Steppin Razor S 
Team America S 

82 Steep Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.37792, -72.85986 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Some of the best hard sport climbing in Vermont. Come with a rack of draws and some determination.

Unlike most crags in Vermont, MP is pretty much comprehensive for the steep wall save a few variations and linkups (though they are quality!)

Getting There 

To get to the steep wall, hike past the lower main wall until the ground rises and locate a fixed line on your left.

The route Team America begins halfway up the fixed line. The rest of the routes are up on the ledge with the first route at the anchor being Encryption/Firewall.

Fixed Draws 

A local ethic seems to have developed accepting the use of fixed or left draws for projecting on the steep wall at 82 as they are out of sight of everyone but climbers so please leave them if they aren't yours and remember to eventually come back for them if they are.

Be vigilant with inspecting fixed draws on this cliff. Some of them have been hanging for multiple seasons and are in the sun all day anytime there is sun to be had.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.2 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Classic Climbing Routes in 82 Steep Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 82 Steep Wall:
Afro Samurai   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Doggfather   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Beyond   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
Solarium   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 60'   
Encryption   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 65'   
Little Red Hen   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For 82 Steep Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Fournier slaps the final rail on The Doggfat...

The Doggfather 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Vermont : Bolton Area : ... : 82 Steep Wall
This route is a true classic and is a must-do for any visiting climber capable of the grade. Begin with a long, pumpy, sequential 5.11+ face climbing section to a sloping rail where there is an awkward no-hands rest using your shoulder blade and smeared feet, use it well. Once you get uncomfortable in the no-hands "rest", best to move on to the crux which is a long V5 boulder problem through a bulge. There is a challenging clip right at the crux section. The final move involves a dyno off a smal...[more]   Browse More Classics in Vermont

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