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Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center

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Bat Cave 
Bloody Sunday 
Brewski Arrete 
Brother John 
Cave Face Problem 
Cave Flake Problem 
Dirty Job, The 
Doghouse, The 
Fear and crimping 
Filet of Finger 
General Patton's Arete 
Green Egg (aka "Green Mountain Gringo"), The 
Greening All Day 
Like Monkey Reflexes 
Local Hero, The 
Nemesis Traverse 
Porn Star 
Rhode Island Ripper 
Shadows of Reality 
Sun's Out, Gun's Out 
Tome's Roof 
While You Were Greening 
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Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center  

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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Sep 30, 2009  with updates from rogerk
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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center:
Biscuit   V2-3 5+     Boulder   
Pac-Man   V3 6A     Boulder   
General Patton's Arete   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 25'   
Dojo   V4 6B     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   
Fishman   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   
Porn Star   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 12'   
Bejesus   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   
Nemesis Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder   
The Green Egg (aka "Green Mountain Gringo")   V6- 7A PG13     Boulder, 16'   
While You Were Greening   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Filet of Finger   V8 7B     Boulder   
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Green Mnt Gringo v5

The Green Egg (aka "Green Mountain Gringo") V6- 7A PG13  VT : Smugglers Notch : Boulders Behind the Main Pa...
Start low on the large rail system and work your way out into a pocket that allows you to pull onto some crimps and left into another rail system before topping out. This line is kind of highball and a little spicy. Supposedly the line that John Sherman did, "The Green Egg", tops out more directly and does not traverse quite as far left as "Green Mountain Gringo" (which is the obvious exit) and bumps the grade up to V6/7 however I personally think it is a bit contrived to think of these as two s...[more]   Browse More Classics in VT

Photos of Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center Slideshow Add Photo
The Outhouse Arete (I think)
The Outhouse Arete (I think)
The Cave Problem on the left and The Top Rope Problem on the right side of this large boulder
The Cave Problem on the left and The Top Rope Prob...

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