Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center
Can't remember if this was Pac-man or Biscuit.
These boulders are spread out on the East side of the Notch (Mt. Mansfield side), and are directly behind the visitor center, bathrooms, and main parking lot.
Within this densely packed area of boulders lives the highest concentration of quality problems in the Notch. Screaming highballs (General Patton's Arete--V3), to short, stubby core-intensive problems (Fishman--V5), to classics (Pac-Man--V3/4); this area can keep you busy for quite a while. Many of the problems in this area dry out quickly due to the elevation and exposure.
Navigating the maze of boulders and caves can be a little frustrating, so find a local to give you the proper tour.
Top of Mountain Road (108). Park at the Main Lot with the bathrooms next to it. The boulders begin directly in front of the lot/visitor center.
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
53 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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General Patton's Arete V3 6A
: Smugglers Notch
: ... : Patton Boulder
Start up the left angling arete on the nice right edge. After you're halfway there, you can reach around the corner and finish up on the the low angle face or continue working up the arete proper, gaining the obvious finishing horn and topping out.The down climb on the opposite, back corner of the boulder might be a little scary for some. It's down low angle face with crimps and left hand side pulls galore. I figure I'd mention it for anyone who may be nervous.If I screwed up the route name, ...[more] Browse More Classics in VT
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