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.
Bolton Dome Stabilization Spring Stone-Work Parties
Join us this Spring at the home to help us finish up our largest ever trail project! We’re building a large stone retaining wall AND several stone steps to get on top of the terrace that the retaining wall will create. These structures will create a nice and flat belay terrace at the base of the left end/doctor slabs area, which will be awesome to create an even more sustainable and friendly area for your every day 5.6 crushers as well as beginners, families, and guided groups. This work involves picking up big rocks and setting them down. Your back will be sore after this work, but your heart will be bursting with pride. It’s fun and fulfilling work to see stone work grow over the course of a day…because you know that unlike wood it won’t rot, but it just might last forever.
Register Here for a Spring Stonework Trail Day at the Dome
Sunday, May 7
Saturday, May 13
Sunday, May 14
Saturday, May 20
Sunday, May 21
Saturday, May 27
Sunday, May 28
Bolton Greenup Day:
Join us Saturday, May 6th 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!).
Please register to help 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. If you have a CRAG-VT shirt, please wear it too! Bolton Green-Up Day Sign-Up
Spring Kickoff: June 3rd
8:30 – 9:00am: Coffee & Pastries
9:00am – 1:00pm: Trail Projects
1:00pm + Food & Climbing at the Quarry!
Please bring your own water, snacks, sturdy shoes, and appropriate attire, and don’t forget to pack out anything you bring!
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
2023 Dates & Locations
- March 29, 2023 at Metro Rock
- April 26, 2023 at Petra Cliffs
- May 17, 2023 at Bolton Dome (Metro Rock if rainy)
- June 14, 2023 at Lower West (Petra Cliffs if rainy)
- July 19 Upper West (Metro Rock if rainy)
- August 16, 2023 at Smugglers Notch Boulders (Petra Cliffs if rainy)
- September – See you at the Vermont Climbing Festival!
- October 18, 2023 at Bolton Dome (Metro Rock if rainy)
- November 15, 2023 at Petra Cliffs
- December 13 Metro Rock
- 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 fifth Annual Vermont Climbing Festival is scheduled for September 22-24th, 2023. 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!
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.
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:
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.