*Vermont Ice Climbing Rock Climbing
Top of Hidden Gully, below the amphitheater
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.
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.
Weather station 2.0 miles from here
47 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in *Vermont Ice Climbing
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for *Vermont Ice Climbing:
Featured Route For *Vermont Ice Climbing
: *Vermont Ice Climbing
: ... : 05W - Easy Gully Area
Grand Illusion is a phenomenally fun and gorgeous route. It begins near the top of easy gully, which gives it an alpine feel and provides stellar exposure and gorgeous views of the notch.Pitch 1/Approach gully: From near the top of easy gully follow a right trending gully (~180’) leading towards the pyramid. This gully consists of 4-5 very short steps of ice/rock leading to one final section of easy ice and some super easy 5th class climbing. We soloed this section but I would suggest r...[more] Browse More Classics in Vermont