Securing Access to Climbing Throughout Vermont


Vermont Climbing Festival 2019

Join climbers, guides, athletes and vendors as we take to the hills in Bolton, Vermont this September 20th, 21st & 22nd to celebrate all things climbing, on the 20th anniversary of CRAG Vermont.

We’ll be setting up basecamp at Cochran’s Ski Area where we’ll be hosting professional athletes and speakers, providing live music, organizing climbing competitions and giving you access to climbing education (paid and free clinics), national vendors and a massive gear give-away!

Free overnight camping for those that wish to stay, a pancake breakfast on Sunday, and a massive amount of activities scheduled throughout the three days.

Come and celebrate all the best climbing that Vermont has to offer and have fun with a community of like-minded people.

All proceeds go to support CRAG Vermont and the amazing work they do to secure your crags and cliffs.  Stop in.  Get involved.  Spread the word. Visit the festival website at for more information.


CRAG-VT is a not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) organization dedicated to preserving access and conservation of Vermont’s climbing resources. We serve the climbing community of Vermont through a variety of mechanisms:

  • Preserve and aid in the protection of climbing opportunities in Vermont by building and maintaining long-term relationships with landowners. Current and future access will be fostered through outright purchases of property, obtaining conservation easements, or securing landowner agreements.
  • Serve climbers, land managers, landowners, and the general public as an educational resource for responsible climbing, access status, historical information, species and habitat protection, and legal matters.
  • Promote responsible stewardship and reduce environmental impacts by conducting trail maintenance, volunteer clean-ups, and producing educational materials
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You may have heard the rumblings at the office water cooler, or maybe the local swimming hole…well, it’s true! CRAG-VT has signed an agreement to purchase The Bolton Dome (formerly known as the Trailer Park Crag). That said, the work to actually make it into a viable new addition to VT’s climbing scene has only just begun…
Rock Point
CRAG-VT is pleased to announce the opening of Lone Rock Point in Burlington for climbing for the 2018 season! Lone Rock Point is a spectacular and unique limestone crag less than 1 mile from downtown Burlington, VT. It offers an amazing setting with difficult sport routes and magnificent views on the shores of Lake Champlain…
Ground Up
This is the story of two explorers who continue to push the state’s vertical limits. Produced by Outdoor Gear Exchange and CRAG-VT Board Members Seth Maciejowski and Travis Peckham share their story about the early years of the climbing scene in Vermont and take you along the journey of new route development in Smugglers Notch…
CRAG-VT is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations and membership dues from climbers like you to fund our work. Since our board of volunteers runs the organization and we don’t have an office space to rent, 100% of your donation or cost of membership is spent on protecting the crags you love. We’ve secured 6 crags in Bolton that are enjoyed by so many…


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