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* Vermont Ice Climbing

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

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38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in * Vermont Ice Climbing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for * Vermont Ice Climbing:
Plug and Chug   WI5     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 210'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Renormalization   WI4     Trad, Ice, 210'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Float like a butterfly(land like a tomato)   WI4+     Trad, Ice, 3 pitches   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
ENT Gully Variation   WI3+     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 03 - ENT Gully Area
Easy Gully   WI2- Easy Snow     Trad, Ice, Snow, 2 pitches, 400'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 05 - Easy Gully Area
Workout Wall   WI3-4     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 01 - The Workout Wall
The Tablets Center   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Grand Confusion   WI3     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 200'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 05 - Easy Gully Area
Twenty Below Zero gully   WI4+     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
The Promenade   WI5+     Trad, Ice, 4 pitches, 400'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Hidden Gully   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, 3 pitches, 650'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 10 - The Blind Fate Area
Ragnarock   WI4+ M4     Trad, Mixed, Ice, 3 pitches, 400'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 08 - Elephant's Head Area
Crazy Diamond   WI4+     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Mindbender   WI5+     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 225'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Blue Room   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 160'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 13 - The South Wall Area
The Tablets Left   WI3-4     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Glass Menagerie   WI5     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Jefferson Slide   WI2 M1-2 Mod. Snow PG13     Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, Snow, 1 pitch, 60'   Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : 02 - Jeff Slide Area (aka T...
Last Gentleman   WI5     Trad, Ice, 4 pitches, 500'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
Zephyr   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c WI3+     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 200'   Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah
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Shaker Heights 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI5  VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : Mount Pisgah
Two pitches of grade three ice not really thick enough for ice screws but good belays lead to to snow ramp and trees. above ramp on left side is steeper ice wall(WI4+) 100ft that ends abruptly below summit. Move horizontally right from ice here via hand jamming crack (5-6) to pillar and ascend pillar (WI5) to summit trees. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in VT

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