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"Chris's Corner" T 
Aladdin's Ladder T 
Black Streak S 
Chicken Wing Slab S 
Deadline, The T 
Groton High Grade S 
High Grade Direct S 
High Grade The Hard Way S 
Just for Goobs T 
marshfield corners T 
Pistol Whipped S 
Proud and Free T 
Requiem for a Dreamer T 
Solipsism T 
Storm King T 
Wankers in the Kingdom T 
Where the sidewalk ends T 
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Marshfield Ledge Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,727'
Location: 44.32764, -72.31299 View Map  Incorrect?
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Marshfield Ledge is a large 3-pitch granite cliff reminiscent of Whitehorse Ledge in NH. The established routes range from traditional to sport. Many of the routes are slab, friction affairs, but recently some hard overhanging sport routes have been put in. The rock quality is great. Most of the routes have bolt anchors. This cliff has been a secret for years and is now starting to see consistent traffic. The views are splendid and look out over very undeveloped, wild green mountains.

Getting There 

The cliff is located in the town of Marshfield and is on Vermont State Forest property. From Rt 302 take 232 north. From Rt. 2 take 232 south. Turn east off 232 just north of the Kettle Pond parking lot. Follow this dirt road for 2 miles until views of the cliff appear to the north. Park by a logging road that heads toward the cliff. Hike the logging road for about 10 minutes until you turn right on to the climbers trail, which is just before a large boulder. Take this climbers trail all the way to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 6.5 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Marshfield Ledge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Marshfield Ledge:
Just for Goobs   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Requiem for a Dreamer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   
Black Streak   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Marshfield Ledge
Rock Climbing Photo: The top pitch of Marshfield Corners

marshfield corners 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  Vermont : Marshfield Ledge
This route does not dry well and has become somewhat dirty over the years although it's still worthwhile. P1: Start on the ledge or do some unprotected friction bouldering. There is thin gear in the flake before moving left to better protection above. At the bolt in the slab continue left. Traverse way left (30 ft) quite unprotected and then up about 10 ft to the anchors. It's also possible to gain that ledge sooner with more difficult moves.P2: Climb the left-facing corner to near its t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Vermont

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By burlap submariner
Jan 16, 2012
any one know what the rating is for the picture perfect off width route maybe a pitch or so off the deck near the center of the cliff?
By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Mar 18, 2012
I believe the route you are talking about is 10+.
By Ben Townsend
Jul 27, 2014
As of summer 2014, the logging road that goes right off Railroad Bed East is in great shape. Drive in about half a mile to a clearing and park. A brush pile (with one piece of orange flagging) partially blocks the left fork of the logging road, which is discontinued and grassy. Hike down the left fork for five or ten minutes until a large boulder appears; the climbers' trail takes off to the right here, and is easy to follow.
By Alden Pellett
Aug 24, 2015
Great climbing here! Not just the home of a stellar 5.13 wall.
Good moderates with some spicy climbing. Bring your slab-climbing skills too.
Black Streak, 5.8+R
Requiem for a Dream, 5.8+ (5.7R) to Parula, 5.11a(5.7R)
Shorty's Poop Route, 5.10A,(5.6R)
and more!
Pick up the Tough Schist guidebook on Vermont rock climbing - well worth it.
Beautiful wilderness-feeling spot with lakes nearby.

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