2021 Access/Closures

Please refer to this list for the current state of access for all Vermont cliffs. It is of the utmost importance that we as a community respect these closures so that we can keep access unimpeded going into the future.

Northwest Vermont

Lower West BoltonOPEN

Upper West BoltonOPEN — However, this may change as we learn more about 2021 nesting in Bolton

Upper Upper West Bolton TEMPORARILY CLOSED – Peregrine Falcons have historically nested at Upper Upper West. 

Bolton DomeOPEN -If the parking lot is full (there are 12 spots) please park on the south side of Route 2 (fully off the pavement and clear of mailboxes). Dogs are not permitted at Bolton Dome.

The parking area is closed in the winter from December 15th to March 15th. If you wish to access the cliff during these months you can do so by parking at one of the four spots near the Telecom Hut on Green Mountain Drive or at Smilie School and walk along Route 2.

Lone Rock Point – OPEN – All climbers must get a Rock Point Property Pass via the process described here: rockpointvt.org/rock-point-… . We highly suggest making 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. Every time that climbers access Lone Rock Point, they must sign in at the kiosk located at the Diocesan offices parking lot and utilize the marked trail to reach the cliff. Please sign out when leaving. The number of climbers is limited to 8 at any given time. Lone Rock Point is open during daylight hours for climbing.

Bolton Quarry – OPEN (The Parking Lot is Now Open Too!)

  • Winter & Mud Season: The Quarry Parking lot is closed and Green Mountain Road is closed to traffic. Please park on Bolton Valley Access Road in the pull-off on the east side of the road, or at the Smilie School on Weekends.
  • Do not park ANYWHERE on Green Mountain Drive. Do not park at the Smilie School when school is in session (NO SCHOOL  PARKING: M-F 7:00am – 3:30pm). Doing so will jeopardize our relationships with the neighbors and threatens access for everyone.  

CragVT Bolton Quarry Map 2.17.21

Carcass CragOPEN – (see Bolton Quarry parking information)

82 Crag – OPEN – (see Bolton Quarry parking information)

Pit Crag – OPEN

Bog Wall – OPEN

Bone Mountain – TEMPORARILY CLOSED Peregrine Falcons have historically nested at Bone Mountain on the Eastern portion of the cliff between “Bone of Contention” and “Skeleton Crack”. 

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North Central Vermont

Smuggler’s NotchOPEN

Prospect Rock TEMPORARILY CLOSED – Peregrine Falcons have historically nested at Prospect Rock and the entire cliff has been closed to climbing during nesting season. 

Butchers’ Crags OPEN

Mid Vermont

Deer Leap – OPEN

Lake Dunmore – OPEN

Brandon Gap – OPEN

Central Vermont

Marshfield Ledge TEMPORARILY CLOSED – Peregrine Falcons have nested at Marshfield Ledge and there is a closure area between (and including) the routes Parula and The Swarm. For reference the following is a photo of the 2020 closure area:

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Spice Mountain – OPEN

Owl’s Head – OPEN

Eagle LedgeTEMPORARILY CLOSED – Peregrine Falcons have historically nested at Eagle Ledge in Eagle Hollow and the entire cliff has been closed to climbing during nesting season. 

The Northeast Kingdom

Wheeler Mountain – OPEN

Mount Hor – OPEN

Bald Hill – OPEN

Black Mountain – OPEN

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