2019 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

Upper Upper West BoltonOPEN – Peregrine Falcons have commonly nested at Upper Upper West. The 2019 nesting season concluded 7/27. For future reference the following is a photo of the 2019 closure area:

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Bolton DomeOPEN – CRAG-VT has secured a parking lot at the Bolton Dome. To get to parking, turn off Route 2 onto Champ Lane. The lot is your first left (under the auto shop sign). There are 12 designated spots. If these spots are taken please park on the south side of Route 2 (fully off the pavement and clear of mailboxes). Dogs are not permitted due to the front country nature of the crag.

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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 – Please drive under 10 mph once you are on green mountain drive as the locals are very sensitive to speeding and noise. Speeding will threaten access to this area.

Carcass CragOPEN – (see Bolton Quarry parking information)

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

Pit Crag – OPEN

Bog Wall – OPEN

Bone Mountain – CLOSED – Peregrine Falcons have commonly nested at Bone Mountain. For the 2019 season, they have taken up a nest on the Eastern portion of the cliff. All routes between “Lost in the Forest” and “Skeleton Crack” are closed until further notice.

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North Central Vermont

Smuggler’s NotchOPEN

Prospect RockCLOSED Peregrines have been spotted at Prospect Rock. Their presence was confirmed but whether or not they are nesting is unclear at the moment. The lookout and climbing are closed (and signed) for the time being until the nesting status can be confirmed. If they turn out to not be nesting, the closure will be lifted in a few weeks.

Butcher’s CragsOPEN

Mid Vermont

Deer Leap – OPEN

Lake Dunmore – OPEN

Brandon Gap – OPEN

Central Vermont

Marshfield Ledge CLOSED AREA   Peregrine Falcons are nesting at Marshfield Ledge for 2019. Climbs between and including Requiem for a Dreamer and the Proud and Free buttress are now closed.

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Spice Mountain – OPEN

Owl’s Head – OPEN

The Northeast Kingdom

Wheeler Mountain – OPEN

Mount Hor – OPEN

Bald Hill – OPEN

 

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