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Carcass Crag Rock Climbing 

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While Derek Doucet was off doing God-knows-what in the back woods of Bolton, his dog had other plans. Off into the woods he ran, and refused to respond to whistles, calls, or respond to his dog-beeper. A bewildered Doucet rambled over hill and dale until he found his dog, greedily poring over the remains of a deceased deer. Thus, the name: Carcass Crag.
Carcass has only a handful of routes, but features good quality stone, and a much shorter hike than the 82 crag. With several 5.12s and 5.11s, Carcass is sure to be one stop shopping for anyone who would rather not hike too far, but who isn't willing to compromise on quality. Fairly shady, Carcass may suffer a bit of seepage, but since it's not very far off the trail, why don't you look for yourself?

Getting There 

Drive up Green Mountain Road and park as for the quarry. Start up the trail on the left side of the lot. Instead of heading right into the main quarry, head left and continue up and around a very steep section for about 5 minutes. This deposits you above the quarry where you can either head left (for 82 Crag) or right to Carcass Crag. After a few minutes you'll reach a small but easily identifiable trail on your left. If hiking in early spring or late fall the crag is actually visible before this last turn.

Climbing Season

For the Bolton Area area.

Weather station 7.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Carcass Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Carcass Crag:
Progress   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   
Goin' Postal   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Worthless Stud   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   
Alternative Power   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 40'   
Who's Your Daddy   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Ryan on Who's Your Daddy

Who's Your Daddy 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Vermont : Bolton Area : Carcass Crag
A marvelous route. Stick clip/be a little bit brave, then climb low 5.11 for several moves. After clipping, embark on an energy-sapping sequence of opposing sidepulls. Clipping the third draw can be tough, and a vigilant belayer will be able to keep you off the ground should you choose to skip it. Once under the roof, stand tall and ram your hand into the yawning abyss (who's your daddy indeed!). A good knee bar provides pause before the tough, powerful crux that can be done a few ways. Mantle, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Vermont

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By Keyan P
From: Brooklyn, NY
Sep 21, 2011
I'm having trouble finding this crag, once on the trail that starts on the left side of the parking lot do you bear right towards the quarry routes? Or do you continue towards the left?
By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Sep 21, 2011
Continue heading left as for the 82.

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