Projects

Current Projects for 2017/2018

  • Working with Diocese to open Lone Rock Point.
  • Organizing a trail day to re-route trails at Marshfield Ledge
  • Establish climbing terms for cliffs in and around Camel’s Hump State Park
  • Raising money for purchase of Bolton Dome
  • Coordination of an easement to allow access at East Side
  • Ongoing education and promotion projects

Ongoing Work

  • Serving as a liaison between the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the climbing community to ensure that climbing activities on state lands are done in a responsible fashion consistent with the states environmental and recreation management plans.
  • Assisting the Vermont Nongame and Natural Heritage Program in their ongoing efforts to protect the threatened and endangered species that thrive on and around our state’s cliffs and climbing areas.
  • Building and strengthening our climbing community; encouraging climbers to enjoy and protect our states fantastic climbing resources.
  • Continuing to work with the state on Lake Willoughby Management Plan and Smugglers Notch Projects.

Accomplishments

  • Quarry Driveway Rebuilding Campaign (completed in August 2012)
  • Carcass Crag conserved (completed in 2010)
  • Established permanent protections on Lower West and Upper West Bolton Cliffs through a recreation and conservation easement donation to the Vermont Land Trust (2010)
  • Upper West Bolton conserved (completed in 2009)
  • Secured permanent access for rock climbing at the 82 Crag through our partnership with the Vermont Land Trust (2008)
  • Bolton Quarry Project – completed December 20, 2004
  • March 27, 2004 Everest Challenge: CRAG-VT hosts its first climbation. More than 70 climbers ascended a group total of 29,035 ft—the height of Mt. Everest—at Petra Cliffs and raised more than $8,500 towards the Quarry Project!
  • June 28th, 2003 Lower West Celebration Day: With the large number of motivated participants, we were able to construct rock bars to stabilize existing trails, brush out areas that need to revegetate, and construct a new trail to the top of the cliff (at the Harvest Moon end). A new sign was also installed which will soon contain information about the cliff and CRAG-VT.
  • Lower West Bolton Donation – completed May 21, 2003, grand opening and trail day June 28th
  • Secured permission to climb at Upper West
  • Provided input on Management Plan for Lake Willoughby Forest
  • Provided input on the Smugglers Notch Management Plan

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