Bolton Dome Opening Celebration!

Saturday May 18th – 9:00am to 8:00pm @ Bolton Dome (please carpool!)


CRAG-VT and Outdoor Gear Exchange are excited to celebrate the opening of the Bolton Dome for the spring climbing season! Join us at the Dome for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, a trail day, and (of course) climbing! We’ll have a BBQ as well as presence from our friends at Halyard Brewing Co.


Before 9:00 — CARPOOL, CARPOOL, CARPOOL!!! We are very weary of our parking impact on Route 2. Please carpool (options include the Richmond or Waterbury Park n Ride, Spots in Richmond Center, The Long Trail parking area on Rt. 2, Smilie School (though there is a plant swap happening this day so other options are better), The Telecom Hut (only the 3-4 spots below the hut, not blocking the hut or on Green Mt. Drive) or up at the Bolton Quarry). Please use the comment section to find buddies and make carpool plans.
9:00am — Meet at the Main Wall at the Bolton Dome where there will be coffee and bagels and we will assign trail projects.
12:30pm — Ribbon-cutting and kiosk placing at the Dome
1:00pm — We climb the cliffs!
1:30pm — BBQ and beverages with Halyard Brewing Co.!
6:00pm — Informal Afterparty at the Stone Corral Brewery

We hope to see you there to join in on the celebration of this momentous effort to make the Dome available to public after thirty long years!

Check out the Facebook event for more info:

Access/Parking: Once you have carpooled and have a full car of climbers, park on the South side of Route 2 across from Champ Lane. DO NOT park in front of the mailboxes. CAREFULLY cross Route 2 and walk up Champ Ln. until you reach 122 Champ Ln. on the righthand side. From here there is a sign for the foot trail that will bring you up to the Bolton Dome. Do not drive or park on Champ Ln. All parts of Champ Ln. are private property that is not owned by CRAG-VT and parking on Champ Ln. will result in your car being towed. This includes the driveway of 122 Champ Ln.

June Board Meeting

Tuesday June 4th – 6:30pm to 8:30pm @ Vermont Land Trust in Richmond

Join us for the June Board Meeting. We will be discussing the state of climbing access in Vermont and our current projects; including updates on the purchase of the Bolton Dome, exciting upcoming events, and more.

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