Rock Climbing at Lone Rock Point

2019 Annual Report

Lone Rock Point is a spectacular and unique limestone crag less than 1 mile from downtown Burlington, VT.  It offers difficult sport routes and magnificent views on the shores of Lake Champlain.  The cliff is open to climbing for the 2020 season via special-use agreement signed between CRAG-VT and the landowner, the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont.  Access will only be continued through strict adherence to the rules outlined below, and not following these simple property requirements may result in closure of the cliff.


  • Step 1 – OBTAIN A VISITOR PASS via the process described here:  Make a donation to the Rock Point Center as part of the process.  It will help to mitigate fees incurred by CRAG-VT to ensure access and allow the Rock Point Center to continue to offer their unique property to the general public.
  • Step 2 – SIGN INTO THE KIOSK at the Diocesan offices parking lot and sign in. The limit is 14 climbers per day. If there are 14 names on the sheet that day, climb somewhere else (Bolton Dome, 82 Steep Crag, Smuggs).
  • Step 3 – SIGN OUT OF THE KIOSK AT THE END OF THE DAY Follow the marked trail to the cliff, and go climb. Sign out at the kiosk on your way home.

Other considerations

  • Dogs must be leashed.
  • Be polite and courteous to all users.
  • Parking is extremely limited at the main lot and a primary concern for the landowner. If overflowing, park at the highschool or elsewhere.
  • Lone Rock Point is open during daylight hours for climbing.  No camping or fires are permitted.
  • The Diocese reserves the right to close the property at any time. Climbers must abide by any closures indicated on the calendar at the kiosk.
  • Practice leave-no-trace ethics, stay on established trails, do not trample vegetation, and keep the area cleaner then you found it.
  • A new route moratorium is in effect. All climbing is restricted to established routes. Do not add any additional fixed gear to the cliff without prior authorization from the Rock Point Management Committee.
  • Please note that CRAG-VT and the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont are not responsible for any fixed anchors found at Lone Rock Point.  We make no guarantees about the integrity of any hardware found at Lone Rock Point.

Any questions, comments, or concerns with the process or the property may be directed to or the Rock Point liaison, Pete Clark.

Thank you for respecting the rules, and consider a donation of time or money to CRAG-VT to help keep Lone Rock Point open, and help to open other climbing areas!

For more information regarding Rock Point and its mission please review

Past Annual Reports:

2018 Annual Report

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