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Events

From trail days to climbing meetups, board meetings to our annual festival — there are many ways to help out and get to know the Vermont climbing community.

Trail Days, Meet-ups & Parties

Bolton Green Up Day
Join us Saturday, May 4th on Green Up Day to help beautify Bolton and give back to the broader landscape and community where we recreate.

We’ll meet at 9:00am at the Town Highway Garage at 3530 Theodore Roosevelt Highway to grab Green Up Day bags and disperse around town. We’ll reconvene at 12:00pm at the Garage to snap a group photo of our haul before we throw it in the dumpsters (and then go climbing!).

By registering you’ll help to give us an idea of how many volunteers to expect. Bring your own food and water and appropriate clothing for the weather. We’ll provide the trash bags. We ask that you wear a mask during the morning meet up before we disperse and if you have a CRAG-VT shirt, please wear it too!

Let’s climb together! CRAG-VT is again hosting our monthly member meet-ups. These are a great opportunity to get to know other local climbers, find partners, share beta, and try hard together. Member meetups are hosted on a rotating basis between Petra Cliffs, Metro Rock, and when weather permits, our outdoor crags. These gatherings are free and open to any CRAG-VT member. If you’re not a member yet, sign up at the meet up! 

Logistics: We’ll have an updated member list at the door (if at a gym); if your membership has lapsed you can update it at the event. We encourage everyone to wear their CRAG VT T-shirt at the meetup so we can find each other! 

Thank you to our generous partners Petra Cliffs and Metro Rock Station for hosting these gatherings! 

Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm
2024 Dates & Locations

  • March 20, 2024 at  Petra Cliffs
  • April 17, 2024 at Metro Rock
  • May 15, 2024 at  Bolton Dome (Petra Cliffs if rainy)
  • June 12, 2024 at Lower West (Metro Rock if rainy)
  • July 17, 2024 at Pineo Brook (Petra Cliffs if rainy)
  • August 14, 2024 at Smugglers Notch Boulders (Metro Rock if rainy)
  • September  – See you at the Vermont Climbing Festival! 
  • October 16, 2024 at Petra Cliffs
  • November 20, 2024 at Metro Rock
  • December 18, 2024 at Petra Cliffs

Location

  • Metro Rock Station: 320 Sunderland Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452
  • Petra Cliffs: 105 Briggs St, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Various Climbing Area Locations 

Please Note: CRAG-VT meetups are not guided events; climbers should have their own equipment and be proficient with safe climbing practices.

The sixth Annual Vermont Climbing Festival is scheduled for September 27-29th, 2024. Join us for a weekend full of clinics, speakers, music, and climbing while getting to know fellow Vermont Climbers. All proceeds benefit CRAG-VT and our work to protect Vermont Climbing Access. Learn more here! 

CRAG-VT Planning

First Tuesday of the Month from 7:00 – 8:30pm. 

Monthly CRAG-VT Board Meetings are where we discuss the state of climbing access in Vermont and our current projects; including updates on the new acquisitions, exciting upcoming events, and more.

Currently board meetings are conducted via WebEx. All CRAG-VT members are welcome to join.

JOIN WEBEX MEETING:
Meeting number (access code): 2342 250 8916 Meeting password: mpVVtWhD242 JOIN BY PHONE +1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Our Annual Meeting is the first Tuesday in December.  We will be host a potluck style social hour from 6:00-7:00, followed by an annual report presentation and board member elections from 7:00-8:30. The in-person meeting will be at the Mammut Headquarters at 458 Hurricane Lane in Williston.

You can also join virtually at the link below:

JOIN WEBEX MEETING:
Meeting number (access code): 2342 250 8916 Meeting password: mpVVtWhD242 JOIN BY PHONE +1-415-655-0001 US Toll

CRAG-VT has three planning committees: Access; Stewardship; and Justice, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. There are opportunities for non-board members to serve on committees as core volunteers. If you’re interested in participating on one of these committees, fill out our volunteer interest form to be kept in the loop for upcoming opportunities! Committees generally meet at least once per month.