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Bat Cave Boulder 
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Green Cave 
Guiness Traverse Boulder, The 
Monkey Butt Boulder 
New World, The 
O' Reilly's Boulder 
Outhouse Boulder 
Pac Man Boulder 
Patton Boulder 
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Skirt Roof Boulder, The 
Tomes Boulder 
Top Rope Boulders aka The Cave Boulders, The 
Turtle Traverse Boulder, The 
Twilight Boulder 

Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Sep 30, 2009  with updates from rogerk klinger
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These boulders are spread out on the East side of the Notch (Mt. Mansfield side), and are directly behind the visitor center, bathrooms, and main parking lot.

Within this densely packed area of boulders lives the highest concentration of quality problems in the Notch. Screaming highballs (General Patton's Arete--V3), to short, stubby core-intensive problems (Fishman--V5), to classics (Pac-Man--V3/4); this area can keep you busy for quite a while. Many of the problems in this area dry out quickly due to the elevation and exposure.

Navigating the maze of boulders and caves can be a little frustrating, so find a local to give you the proper tour.

Getting There 

Top of Mountain Road (108). Park at the Main Lot with the bathrooms next to it. The boulders begin directly in front of the lot/visitor center.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

75 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center:
Runnin' for Cover   V0-1 4+     Boulder, Alpine, 13'   Duck Soup Boulder
Biscuit   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine   Biscuit and Gravy Boulders
General Patton's Arete   V2-3 5+ PG13     Boulder, Alpine, 25'   Patton Boulder
Pac-Man   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Pac Man Boulder
Skirt Roof    V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   The Skirt Roof Boulder
Fishman   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine, 8'   Fishman Boulder
Dojo   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine, 1 pitch, 15'   The Top Rope Boulders aka T...
Bejesus   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, Alpine   Bejesus Boulder
Porn Star   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   Pac Man Boulder
Nemesis Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine   The Bone Doctor
Poachers Paradise   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, Alpine, 20'   Patton Boulder
Misery Direct   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, Alpine   The Bone Doctor
The Green Egg (aka "Green Mountain Gringo")   V5-6 6C+ PG13     Boulder, Alpine, 16'   Green Cave
Tome's Roof   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   Tomes Boulder
Overactive Imagination   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   Tomes Boulder
The Dirty Job   V7-8 7B     Boulder, Alpine   The Guiness Traverse Boulde...
Brother John   V8 7B     Boulder, Alpine, 14'   Bejesus Boulder
Rhode Island Ripper   V8 7B     Boulder, Alpine   RI Boulder
Filet of Finger   V8 7B     Boulder, Alpine   The Bone Doctor
Bloody Sunday   V10-11 8A     Boulder, Alpine   The Bone Doctor
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Featured Route For Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center
Rock Climbing Photo: Hope Chipman on Biscuit.

Biscuit V2 5+  Vermont : Smuggler's Notch : ... : Biscuit and Gravy Boulders
A classic problem with great movement. Sit start with your left hand with an incut sidepull at the base of the cool crystal streak and your right with a good edge. Stand up to a good flake further up on the face before matching. Get high feet and reach for a jug up and right. Top out on huge jugs. The best of it's grade in smuggs (assuming the fin is a 1)....[more]   Browse More Classics in Vermont

Photos of Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cave Problem on the left and The Top Rope Prob...
The Cave Problem on the left and The Top Rope Prob...
Rock Climbing Photo: Can't remember if this was Pac-man or Biscuit.
Can't remember if this was Pac-man or Biscuit.

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