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Nor'easter 2011 Climbing Rendezvous

Page history last edited by Jeremy Devine 8 years, 11 months ago

Climbing is Dangerous

Climbing is inherently dangerous and the risk of death or serious injury can never be completely eliminated. It is up to each individual to make his or her own choices regarding acceptable risk. Tweetups are collaborative efforts with no individual organizers, and each participant only assumes liability for their own well being, just as you assume liability for yours! Cheers!



Meeting at the @AAC_Northeast Tent every morning at 9am. Plans can be made then as to where everyone would like to go, carpooling, gear needs, etc.


Participants - Who's Planning on Going?

If you think you might be able to make it, put your name on the list with any relevant notes. (i.e. possibly bringing friends, etc. Hashtag: #


  • @DevineClimbing - Hatched this idea in order to find some partners and show out-of-towners the local climbing areas!





September 23-25, Fri-Sun. There will be events during the day hosted by the festival. But if you're okay missing some of these then there's climbing to be had! 


In-Town Rally Points: 


@AAC_Northeast tent at the Burlington Waterfront Park in the midst of the festival.





Where we can see how to get who where in the most efficient/convenient way. Post if you're willing to carpool & from where, or if you find any great plane ticket deals, etc...


Vehicle Count

Add your name and how many vehicles you will have, also note if you can carpool.

  • @DevineClimbing - Coming from Southern NH Thursday night. Room for +2. Happy to share seats to the crag as well.


Climbing info

If you've got any must-do routes or problems, here's where you record that!


There are three main climbing areas near Burlington.


Bolton - Located 30 minutes away this is a great place for top-roping (75'+ static recommended) at Lower West and some great leading at the Upper West cliff as well. A great selection of everything from 5.6 slabs to 5.11 overhanging cracks.


Smuggler's Notch - Great bouldering in a beautiful mountainous setting. About 1 hour away. The New England Bouldering guide gives a good description of the area. I'd say if anyone want to make there way up there most problem benefit from multiple crash pads. 3 minimum to keep your options open.


Adirondack Park - The furthest drive at 1.5 hours, but well worth it for any die-hard trad climbers. The Chapel Pond Pass area has great single pitching mainly in the moderate 5.8 to super-hard range. Poke-O-Moonshine cliff is the other easy to access location with a ton of multipitch trad routes 5.8 and up.


Opinions, preferences, etc:


@DevineClimbing - I plan on being back for the concerts in the evenings and the UBC Protour Finals at 3pm on Saturday. So I think Bolton Saturday is the best bet because its close.




Campsite Info


Reposted from the Nor'easter website:



There are plenty of great options for camping in the Burlington area. The Nor'easter recommends contacting the following campgrounds and checking on availability. Please reserve your sites early as late September is prime leaf peeping season and sites may fill up. 

Apple Island Resort (802) 372-3800 
Gold Brook Campground (802) 253-7683
Homestead Campground (802) 524-2356
Mallets Bay Campground (802) 863-6980
Maple Grove Campground (802) 849-6439 

Hotels near Burlington: Click here 






List gear you are bringing.


  • @DevineClimbing - Trad Rack, Single-rope, Double-ropes, 100' Static, Crash Pad.





Useful Links


www.noreasterems.com - The Home page for the Festival

www.ems.com - All your gear needs and they have a shop located a few miles from the festival grounds. I believe there will also be a tent set up on site with a few essential items available for purchase.


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