|Boulders Behind the Main Parking Lot/Visitor Center
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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 separate routes. Since Sherman got the FA and called it "The Green Egg" I think that name should stay while the other can be recycled on some other line in Vermont. Feel free to disagree.
Behind the stone hut near the entrance to the cave on the back side.
bring several pads
|Comments on The Green Egg (aka "Green Mountain Gringo")
|By bill patton|
Aug 13, 2012
I saw sherman do his own second ascent of this problem (the same day i sent impossible). his beta was as described - he followed rail up to the high point in the center of the overhang, then dyno'd for a blind ledge up and behind his head.
The day he was there he wanted a pic of him sending it - so carefully setup a camera uphill from the problem then set up out pads. There were three of us spotting him with one running the cam.
Sherman gets to the high point and without warning hucks huge up and out for the blind toss. His spotter was too busy watching him climb and totally missed sherman coming off and he falls straight down flat on his back - from where i was standing (by camera) it looked as though he had split his skull like a melon. I fully expected to see him dead. Instead he was totally out of breath and lying stunned on the ground. missed each rock by inches and was fine. The rested for about 5 minutes and without saying a word, got back on the sent it second try.
|By Jeffrey LeCours|
From: New Hampshire
Aug 13, 2012
Love that history Bill - awesome! You're my favorite person to bump into when I'm at Smuggs btw. :D Cheers
|By Eric Chabot|
From: Thetford Ctr, VT
Sep 2, 2013
Better bring lots of pads... if this problem were in the gunks it would have a platform of sticks built on top of the shitty landing.
|By Colin R|
From: Ottawa, ON
Nov 22, 2013
I've added a PG-13 grade to reflect the pad situation and sizable fall. I don't think the fall is dangerous though if its well padded and you have a spotter or two since the ground kind of rises up with it.