Ground Up: A Vermont Climbing Story

Vermont doesn't usually come to mind as a climbing destination. Still Bolton, a town located in the western foothills of the Green Mountains offers vast collection of schist crags with many options for trad, sport, and top-roping. Although the climbing here was often overlooked and overshadowed by neighboring cliffs in New Hampshire and New York - thanks to local climbers - the area has quietly gained on reputation for being one of the best climbing regions in the Northeast. This is the story of two locals, Travis Peckham and Seth Maciejowski who continue to push the state's vertical limits.
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Perfectly situated in Green Mountains, an area with rugged rocky outcrops and great geological diversity that includes schist, granite, quartzite, and limestone, Vermont offers a wide variety of trad, sport, and bouldering opportunities.  Many of the areas have been developed in the last 20 years, thanks to the hard and daring work of many local climbers. And especially Chockstone (5.8), The Rose (5.10a) and The Thorn (5.11a) are some of the best crack climbs in the area and should not be missed. Check it out.

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