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.
Lower West Bolton – OPEN
Upper West Bolton – OPEN
Upper Upper West Bolton – CLOSED AREA – Peregrine Falcons have commonly nested at Upper Upper West and have taken up a nesting site for 2019. For reference the following is a photo of the closure area:
Bolton Dome – OPEN – 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.
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 Crag – OPEN – (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.
North Central Vermont
Smuggler’s Notch – OPEN
Prospect Rock – CLOSED – 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 Crags – OPEN
Deer Leap – OPEN
Lake Dunmore – OPEN
Brandon Gap – OPEN
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.
Spice Mountain – OPEN
Owl’s Head – OPEN
The Northeast Kingdom
Wheeler Mountain – OPEN
Mount Hor – OPEN
Bald Hill – OPEN