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Prospect Rock Rock Climbing 

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A South-Southwest aspect means typically sunny for much of the day. Some of the lower lying or shorter cliff bands are shaded by trees.

Prospect Rock shines as a learning destination with a large assortment of moderate routes that area top-accessible. An easy walk down from the main overlook off The Long Trail leads to cliff edge top-rope anchors for many of the climbs.

Getting There 

Take VT-15 till about a 1.5 miles west of Johnson. Turn on to Hog Back Rd before/after the bridge depending on which way you are coming. If early season, continue on Hog Back Rd approximately a mile and park on shoulder. Hike North on The Long Trail after an initial gain and a flat section a second elevation gain is encountered. A couple hundred meters up this look for an obvious herd path right that takes you to Taboo Crack or continue uphill to Pick, Axe'r Shovel.

If not mud season, after turning on to Hog Back Rd. take the first right on Prospect Rock Rd. Follow this as it switches from pavement to dirt, then narrows down to single lane. Follow for several miles until an obvious pullout on both sides of the road. Start hiking to the S on The Long Trail from the parking area. After a hundred or so meters a herd path to the right hikes a contour SW until it rejoins The Long Trail right above a steep descent. The first small cliff band on the left is the Pick, Axe'r Shovel area. Continue shortly and the herd path on the left will take you to the Taboo Crack area.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 5.9 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Prospect Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Prospect Rock:
Buy the Farm   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 85'   Main Cliff : Charge the Farm
Charge the Farm!   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 75'   Main Cliff : Charge the Farm
Bee's Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   Main Cliff : Left End
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Featured Route For Prospect Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Bee's

Bee's Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Vermont : Prospect Rock : ... : Left End
Bee's Crack takes the obvious jagged crack line on the right side of this section. The protection is trickier than it looks from the ground as the crack is more complex up close. Sadly the crack isn't 90 ft longer!Once the crack has been dispatched climb blocks (3" piece) up and slightly left to the shared anchor with Insecticide....[more]   Browse More Classics in Vermont

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