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itstoearly


Oct 21, 2009, 7:59 PM
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New little area?  (North_America: United_States: Vermont)
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So while driving along VT Rt 12A in Braintree today, I spotted a small (maybe 60 ft) cliff on the east side of the road, within a few miles of the Randolph/Braintree town line. I pulled over, got out of my car, and went to take a look. After a quick glance, I saw the potential for at least 1 route (5.8-5.9, maybe?), and a 15 ft bouldering problem (V0-V2?). The problem has a decent landing, with only very mildly slanting ground beneath it, but the route looked less accessible. Besides the steep, sketchy hike to the top of the face, one would need slings at least 30 feet long to top rope, and even then, due to the way the cliff juts out, it doesn't look safe to top rope. Very few cracks make trad an iffy option as well.

Anyways, just wanted to throw this out there.... maybe someone else has seen this and checked it out. I thought I saw chalk residue in a few spots but I wasn't sure. It may also be on private property (granted, since this is Vermont, it probably is).


thegrassr00ts


Oct 23, 2009, 7:19 AM
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What did the cliff look like? Was it at all overhung or slabby?


itstoearly


Mar 2, 2010, 3:59 PM
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Hi!
Very sorry for the 5 month wait for the reply. The cliff is pretty vertical, with a few small plateaus on it.


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