In 2004, CRAG-VT closed on the purchase of the Bolton Quarry. This 30-acre parcel includes stunning vertical ice pillars and aesthetically pleasing rock climbs. CRAG-VT’s acquisition of the Quarry is the first land conservation purchase specifically for rock and ice climbing in Vermont, and one of only a few in the United States.
Funding for the acquisition was provided by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB), the Vermont Recreation Trails Grant Program, The Access Fund, and Climb High/Mammut. CRAG-VT’s more than 125 member donors were also critical to the project’s success.
The Quarry acquisition project received tremendous press locally and (Burlington Free Press, Seven Days, NE Cable News) and nationally (Rock & Ice, Climbing Online and Access Fund Vertical Times). While the publicity is great, it also means that many folks, who are new to CRAG-VT’s mission and the sensitivity of the Quarry project, may visit. Please help welcome them and acquaint them (politely) to the special concerns of this property.
The Quarry will be permanently protected for climbing and recreation under a conservation easement held by the Vermont Land Trust and VHCB.
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