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Home to several of the best ice climbing venues in the lower 48. Smugglers' Notch, Lake Willoughby, and several other small, high-quality areas offer steep, continuously sustained, ice flows--and mixed climbing--from 50 to 500' in length. Approaches can vary from drive-up cragging (Bolton Quarry) to hour-long slogs (Smugglers' Notch and Snake Mountain) up steep, snowy slopes. Regardless, Vermont has it in abundance during the winter months.
Depending on where you want to visit, directions can be simple or quite complex. It is best to reference the specific area you want to visit, and/or buy one of the many guidebooks available.
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Browse More Classics in Vermont Ice Climbing
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Vermont Ice Climbing:
Jefferson Slide WI2 M1-2 Mod. Snow PG13 Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, Snow, 1 pitch, 60' Smugglers Notch Ice climbin...
Featured Route For Vermont Ice Climbing
Crazy Diamond WI4+ VT : Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : Mount Pisgah
Climb the first moderate pitch (WI3) to a good stance. Attack the upper section (WI4+). The top column does not always come in. This is one of the shorter climbs at Lake Willoughby, as well as one of the more moderate. ...[more] Browse More Classics in VT
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