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Top of the Notch Boulders Rock Climbing 

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These boulders are located at the apex of the hill and contain some of the best problems in the northeast. The rock here is slick schist which is bad in two conditions rain and heat. If it does begin to rain you can count on waiting for the climbs to dry.

Getting There 

Walk 100 yards uphill from the parking lot. Expect motorcycles whizzing by, and gigantic rv's that could crush you. Walk along the road with caution.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

46 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Top of the Notch Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Top of the Notch Boulders:
The Fin   V1 5 PG13     Boulder, Alpine, 20'   B.F.B.
Slice'n Dice   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine   Kontos Traverse Boulder
Tickled Pink   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine   Backyard Boulder
The Problem Mantel 1   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine, 1 pitch, 10'   The Problem Mantle Boulder
Top of the Notch   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine, 17'   Wheaties Boulder
Primate   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Backyard Boulder
The Workout Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Workout Wall
The Possible Problem   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, Alpine   Backyard Boulder
One Eyed Monster   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine   Backyard Boulder
Thump   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine   Backyard Boulder
Boomerang   V6 7A     Boulder, Alpine   The Asteroid
The Masochist   V6 7A     Boulder, Alpine, 8'   Wheaties Boulder
Little Cottonwood   V6 7A     Boulder, Alpine   B.F.B.
Local Hero (Sit)   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   The Asteroid
Pulled Pork   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   The Asteroid
The Improbable Problem   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   Backyard Boulder
The Kosher Option   V7+ 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   The Asteroid
The Impossible Problem   V8 7B     Boulder, Alpine   Backyard Boulder
Blunt   V11 8A     Boulder, Alpine   B.F.B.
Touching the Sky   V12 8A+     Boulder, Alpine   B.F.B.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Impossible Problem

The Impossible Problem V8 7B  Vermont : Smuggler's Notch : ... : Backyard Boulder
I spent a number of days trying this route and was shut down by weather.This is the climb to do in Smuggs. It starts off on a two positive crimps at about head height. You make a move up to a terrible two finger pocket that nearly ripped all of my skin off. Then slap your feet on terrible edges and smear on the left part of the arete. Make a very difficult move up to a terrible hold on the lip. Slap a large bucket and finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in Vermont

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Rock Climbing Photo: The BFB / Cottonwood Boulder seen from the street
The BFB / Cottonwood Boulder seen from the street

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By Nicholas Hernandez
Aug 30, 2016

A fun time-lapse video of us on the Workout Boulder
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