F. Moose Bones Area Rock Climbing
Dylan and Kris on the ledge
One of the easiest to locate areas at Bone Mountain is the Moose Bones Area. Named after the moose skeleton found beneath the cave.
This area has just recently (Fall 2014) been developed but hosts some high quality routes that would likely become popular if repeated and there is room for more.
Home to two great roof cracks, an airy full-length bolted pitch, and a great crack waiting to be cleaned up.
USUALLY CLOSED IN SPRING FOR PEREGRINE FALCON NESTING
From the main cliff: Hike right from Solstice Slab through various sections of rock. After a few minutes the land drops down and you will find yourself beneath an enormous 25-foot deep cave. This is the Moose Bones Area.
From the approach trail: If you are looking to hike directly to this area from the approach I'd recommend staying a few hundred feet away from the base of the cliff where the trees are thin and hike along the cliff until you spot an enormous solitary boulder down the hill on your right. Then punch up toward the cliff and look for the obvious cave.
Climbing Season For the Bolton Area area.
Weather station 7.3 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For F. Moose Bones Area
Give a Dog a Bone 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Vermont
: Bolton Area
: ... : F. Moose Bones Area
This wild route tackles the main break in the roof, just left of center. Begin about 15 left of the crack and make an easy traverse up and to the right. Place gear from a stance just below the roof and gain your wits. Make powerful moves on surprisingly secure holds and decent feet on the right wall. If you play your cards you'll negotiate a perfect no hands bat hang to place gear after the first crux. A few more hard moves gets you around the lip to a nice stance. Finish up trending right up th...[more] Browse More Classics in Vermont
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