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Bald Hill Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Bald Hill is a great spot to put your slab climbing skills to the test on a beautiful south facing granite cliff. This cliff is fairly off the beaten path and because of that you will almost definitely be the only group there.

Routes here range from 5.6 to 5.10 and are mostly sport with bolted anchors at the top. There are a few trad routes here as well.

The approach is fairly long. I would plan on around an hour give or take a bit. Despite the long hike you can get on just about all of the routes here in a day.

I have heard that many routes stay wet for a bit after rain so be sure to keep an eye on the forecast before heading out.

Getting There 

From the town of West Burke, drive north on Route 5a towards Lake Willoughby. Take a slight right onto Newark Pond Road. Stay on Newark Pond road until you see a left onto Bald Hill Pond Road. The official parking area is at the boat launch on Bald Hill Pond.

From here hike up the hill on a dirt road. Follow the road until you see a left hand turn down an obvious logging road with large boulders at the entrance. The road is in good shape due to recent logging in the area. Walk down the big hill and stay on this path until it begins to narrow into a hiking trail. As the trail narrows stay left at the fork. Once it has narrowed you will cross a stream and continue straight until you eventually find a right turn marked by an obvious oil can. Once on this trail keep your eyes peeled for red/pink tape to follow a faint trail eventually bringing you right to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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By Kyle Piette
May 17, 2017
Recently the Vermont Fish and Game has been stepping up their enforcement on parking at boat launches without the use of fishing since it actually is illegal to park at boat launches if you do not use them for fishing. So be cautious...

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