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*Vermont Ice Climbing

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*Vermont Ice Climbing Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Home to several of the best ice climbing venues in the lower 48. Smugglers' Notch, Lake Willoughby, and several other small, high-quality areas offer steep, continuously sustained, ice flows--and mixed climbing--from 50 to 500' in length. Approaches can vary from drive-up cragging (Bolton Quarry) to hour-long slogs (Smugglers' Notch and Snake Mountain) up steep, snowy slopes. Regardless, Vermont has it in abundance during the winter months.

Getting There 

Depending on where you want to visit, directions can be simple or quite complex. It is best to reference the specific area you want to visit, and/or buy one of the old guidebooks if you can find one.

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45 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in *Vermont Ice Climbing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for *Vermont Ice Climbing:
Last Gentleman   WI5     Trad, Ice, 4 pitches, 500'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
The Promenade   WI5+     Trad, Ice, 4 pitches, 400'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Plug and Chug   WI5     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 210'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Renormalization   WI4     Trad, Ice, 210'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Float like a butterfly(land like a tomato)   WI4+     Trad, Ice, 3 pitches   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Poster Child   WI4 M4+     Trad, Mixed, Ice, 2 pitches, 125'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 05W - Easy Gully Area
Dave's Snotsicle   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 200'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 13E - The South Wall Area
Grand Illusion   WI4+     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 300'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 05W - Easy Gully Area
Blind Fate   WI4     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 10W - The Blind Fate Area
Elephant's head gully   WI3-     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 170'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 08E - Elephant's Head Area
Ragnarock   WI4+ M4     Trad, Mixed, Ice, 3 pitches, 400'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 08E - Elephant's Head Area
Twenty Below Zero gully   WI4+     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Jefferson Slide   WI3- M1-2 PG13     Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 02W - Jeff Slide Area (aka ...
Glass Menagerie   WI5     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Blue Room   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 160'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 13E - The South Wall Area
The Tablets Left   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Mindbender   WI5+     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 225'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Hidden Gully   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, 3 pitches, 650'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 10W - The Blind Fate Area
Crazy Diamond   WI4+     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Easy Gully   WI2-     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 400'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 05W - Easy Gully Area
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Featured Route For Vermont Ice Climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: Crazy Diamond on Sunday 16-Feb 2014

Crazy Diamond WI4+  Vermont : Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : Mount Pisgah
Climb the first moderate pitch (WI3) to a good stance. Attack the upper section (WI4+). The top column does not always come in. This is one of the shorter climbs at Lake Willoughby, as well as one of the more moderate. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Vermont

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