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1+ day Rock climbing in Vermont, near Burlington

Vermont Rock Climbing
Vermont Rock Climbing
Vermont Rock Climbing
Vermont Rock Climbing

Choose from and enjoy several different rock climbing spots in Vermont, near the city of Burlington, for one or more days with one of our AMGA certified guides.


Green Mountains

+1 Day

May - Sep




* Spend one or more days rock climbing in the Green mountains of Vermont.

* Choose from different locations including Bolton and Wheeler mountain.

* Choose from different routes, including the Great Route on Wheeler mountain.


Rock Climbing might not be the first thing you think about when you think about the state of Vermont. However, throughout the Green mountains range, which rests firmly in the state, there are a number of excellent crags that are ideal for safe and fun climbing. And on this trip, which can last for one, or several days if you wish, we would like to take you to the best climbing spots.

We will consider different factors when selecting where to climb. Those factors include your skill level, personal preferences as well as weather conditions. There are several different routes to choose from in each location as well. That means this trip is open to less experienced climbers as well as expert climbers looking for that riveting challenge. However, regardless of your skill level, all participants should be in good physical condition.

The climbing options on this trip include Bolten, Smugglers Notch and Wheeler Mountain. All of the options offer unique single pitch, multi-pitchsport, top rope and trad routes that range in level from 5.6 to 5.11. All of the options are also located near the city of Burlington. Thus providing you with an excellent outdoor activity to add to your visit to the lovely city.

Rock climbing in Vermont is a great way to spend a summer’s day. Filled with excellent climbing opportunities, we know you’ll have a great time on the Green mountains. To join us, just send a request. We look forward to hearing from you.  

We also offer a rock climbing trip in nearby New Hampshire as well, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, all necessary climbing equipment is included in the price. Please contact us for larger groups so we can provide you an accurate price quote.


More info

Please contact us to properly tailor your trip to your personal preferences. Also keep in mind that no hidden or extra fees exist.

Meeting point

To be determined, based on where exactly you would like to climb.

About the guide

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Adventure Spirit



Mountain Guide

At Adventure Spirit we provide Rock, Ice and Alpine Experiences. We are based in the Northeast, USA (Winter), and Pacific Northwest, USA (Spring/Summer).

Our guide operations are led by Kel Rossiter. After stints in the military, the corporate world, and a Zen monastery, Kel began pursuing climbing as his professional passion. A Washington native, his first summit was an all-cotton ascent of Mt. Adams (12,281'). Fortunately, he went on to get appropriate training and since then he has climbed and guided rock and ice in twelve different countries on four continents. Now based in Vermont for most of the year, Kel owns and operates Adventure Spirit LLC, a rock, ice, and alpine guide service specializing in Northeastern climbing destinations.

Kel is also active in higher education, serving as a faculty member/instructor at several area colleges and holding a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. He has complemented his university studies with American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) training, having become an IFMGA Mountain Guide.

Kel is an Ortovox Athlete/Guide Ambassador, and he also enjoys bringing the mountain experience to people through writing and has been published in Climbing Magazine, Alpinist, and The Seattle Times, among others. In between his stints in the mountains, Kel serves on the boards of CRAG-VT, Vermont’s climbing access organization and the Vermont Outdoor Guide Association. And though he left the Zen monastery long ago, he still does see the value found in just sitting still.


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What people are saying about Adventure Spirit


Our guide did a great job, he was able to ease us into ice and provide some challenging routs as our experience progressed. He was extremely knowledgable, safe and fun to climb with. We took time to do some anchor building activities too. We didn't get do multi pitch because of all the snow but that just means we have more reason to come back. Next time!


THANKS again for a great trip!! A fantastic experience and invaluable in so many different ways. It was a pleasure to meet you. After one short experience you have become my go to guy in the Northeast. I am looking forward to many more adventures.  


Just a BIG thank you for the 5 stars climbing day. I loved every minute of it and the technical info, the patience, the attention to safety and all of the beta. I was very exited last year when I saw the ice by the road and so glad you made it come alive today! What a day!  


Last year in March myself and my brother Max climbed Mt Mansfield (Vermont) with one of your guides. It was an incredible day and probably the highlight of my trip home on leave.


I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for this summer’s experiences. Frost Valley YMCA Adventure Trips utilized your guiding service throughout the summer, and each time they were met with professional and friendly guides. The guides, in my experience, are what really make the activities fun. When my kids come back chatting about how great climbing was and how awesome the guides were, I know I have found a worthwhile organization. Without your guides this summer, my kids would have missed out on a lot of opportunities. From the patience in pushing them to stretch beyond their limits and comforts to just sitting back laughing and having conversations with them, your guides have touched each of these campers in a positive way. So, thank you for all you have done for us this summer, and I look forward to rebooking with you next summer. —L. McLain, Adventure Director, Frost Valley YMCA

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