The most popular and most accessible climbing area in Bolton Valley. This area is busy on weekends and apres work during the summer and fall.
Some great and very lead-able routes are located here. A-Minor, Tea in the Sahara, and Sticks and Stones are just a few examples of routes here that take great gear. If you plan to lead a route here during a busy time, make sure no one is setting up a TR above you--it's not pleasant to have a rope dropped on your head while above your gear.
Most routes can be top-roped easily with one 60 meter rope and a 50 foot length of static line except for a few routes on the center of the cliff. Anchors at the top of the cliff are plentiful using either bolts or large trees.
Visit this web address (forums.cragvt.org/attachment.p...
to obtain a rudementary topo that was featured in Climbing Magazine in the early '90's.
Exit 11 (Richmond Exit) off of Interstate 89. Head east on Route 2 for roughly 6 miles into Bolton. Make a left onto Notch Road, which is located along the long, flat section of Route 2. Head up the road for roughly a 1/4 mile until you see an obvious small parking lot on the right. There is enough room in this lot to fit 3 cars, but spots are also available along the right hand side of the road.
Weather station 7.8 miles from here
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Harvest Moon 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
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The Slip 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V1-2 5 VT
: Bolton Area
: Lower West Bolton
Follow the obvious right leaning crack up the short face making use of the sharp pockets and other features to the right. Interesting rock with great holds seemingly molded to the human hand at times.This is a really fun climb, just wished it was longer. Could be a high ball (I would suspect it going at around V1/2 if you stuck to the crack), but the landing is a slab that goes for about 15 feet down hill, would be sketchy....[more] Browse More Classics in VT
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Sep 16, 2008
I was just up at Bolton this weekend and wanted to let everyone know that the road that Upper and Lower West Bolton climbs are off of is called Notch Rd NOT Bolton Access Rd or Bolton Mountain Rd. Happy climbing.