While Derek Doucet was off doing God-knows-what in the back woods of Bolton, his dog had other plans. Off into the woods he ran, and refused to respond to whistles, calls, or respond to his dog-beeper. A bewildered Doucet rambled over hill and dale until he found his dog, greedily poring over the remains of a deceased deer. Thus, the name: Carcass Crag. Carcass has only a handful of routes, but features good quality stone, and a much shorter hike than the 82 crag. With several 5.12s and 5.11s, Carcass is sure to be one stop shopping for anyone who would rather not hike too far, but who isn't willing to compromise on quality. Fairly shady, Carcass may suffer a bit of seepage, but since it's not very far off the trail, why don't you look for yourself?
Drive up Green Mountain Road and park as for the quarry. Start up the trail on the left side of the lot. After a few minutes you'll reach a steep ramp-ish thing. After ducking under a fallen tree, continue on for a couple minutes, and make a right at the first formidably sized trail. Just before the turnoff, you should be able to see the slab that marks the to of the quarry. After traversing the mountain for a short ways, (a few hundred yards), take a left on a hard-to-find trail, and head up towards the cliff.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Carcass Crag:
Progress 5.11a Sport, 65 feet
Goin' Postal 5.11b Sport
Worthless Stud 5.11b Trad, Sport
Alternative Power 5.12b Sport, 40 feet
Who's Your Daddy 5.12c Sport, 50 feet
Featured Route For Carcass Crag
Who's Your Daddy 5.12c VT : Bolton Area : Carcass Crag
A marvelous route. Stick clip/be a little bit brave, then climb low 5.11 for several moves. After clipping, embark on an energy-sapping sequence of opposing sidepulls. Clipping the third draw can be tough, and a vigilant belayer will be able to keep you off the ground should you choose to skip it. Once under the roof, stand tall and ram your hand into the yawning abyss (who's your daddy indeed!). A good knee bar provides pause before the tough, powerful crux that can be done a few ways. Mantle, ...[more] Browse More Classics in VT