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  • Description 

    Bolton Quarry in Bolton VT. Area is somewhat sensitive but rock is VT schist which lends itself to subtle climbing. Many easy to moderate climbing in the quarry proper plus harder routes (up to 5.12) exist on the short-but-stout Cat's Ass Wall.

    Getting There 

    Get off of route 89 onto route 2 in either Richmond (if coming from north) or Waterbury (if coming from south) until you see Green Mountain Drive. Follow the drive way all the way to the top until you see the small parking area. Please drive under 10 mph once you are on green mountain drive as the locals are very sensitive to speeding and noise. Speeding will threaten access to this area.

    Climbing Season

    For the Bolton Area area.

    Weather station 7.5 miles from here

    16 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Bolton Quarry

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bolton Quarry:
    Wandering the Halls   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Schoolhouse/Main Quarry
    Happy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Dwarf Wall
    Junior's First Bolt   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 100'   Schoolhouse/Main Quarry
    Playground Bully   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 45'   Schoolhouse/Main Quarry
    Collateral Daveage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Schoolhouse/Main Quarry
    It's only Interment   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   Cat's Ass Wall
    Anxious   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 40'   Dwarf Wall
    The Cat's Ass   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Cat's Ass Wall
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    Featured Route For Bolton Quarry
    Rock Climbing Photo: Garret Bywaters on The Cat's Ass

    The Cat's Ass 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Vermont : Bolton Area : ... : Cat's Ass Wall
    Delicate face climbing leads to an undercling move over a bulge. Some more moves lead to the crux which is a big lock-off using a small crimp to a sloping lip that must be mantled for the RP. Crux can be a heart-breaker. Probably the best pound for pound route in the quarry....[more]   Browse More Classics in Vermont

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