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Rock Climbing at FallFest

Join us at Smugglers' for a weekend of adventure and northern Vermont culture!

Spend your day rock climbing on some of the best terrain in the Northeast and your evening taking in live music, while enjoying local food, craft beer and craft cider.

$99 Climbing Package includes:
  • One guided climb with a Petra Cliffs guide (including transportation)
  • Free boulder sessions in the Notch from Petra Cliffs & Outdoor Gear Exchange
  • Discounted lodging deals
  • FallFest t-shirt
  • Access to both evening festivals - Fiddlehead's Friday Can Release Party & Saturday's FallFest Shakedown; 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Additional details on Petra Cliffs Guided Climbs:
Limit 2 people per time slot. Includes use of demo or rental harness, helmet, climbing shoes, chalk bag. Amount of climbing/vertical distance may depend upon conditions, weather, time, and climbing ability. Alternate climbs may be suggested if weather is not ideal. All participants will belay, remove traditional climbing gear, learn about anchor construction, and rappel back to the ground. Fitness to hike a short but steep distance required.

Register here for guided climbs through our climbing package!

RSVP to reserve tickets to our evening events!
RSVP to reserve a spot for our FREE bouldering sessions in the Notch!
Schedule Details — Friday, September 18th

Vendor & Demo Center OPEN

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Join us at the Smuggs Bike Shop to browse through rock climbing vendor tents and demo rock climbing equipment for the bouldering sessions and guided climbs. Sign up for contests and raffles taking place at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm that evening.

Climbing Session #1
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Two guided climb options:
Guided Climb #1 — The Quartz Crack

Great climbing and an amazing position make this Smuggs classic and a great adventure. Be prepared to draw a crowd of amazed tourists in the parking lot below! Beginner friendly. Climb and rappel. Climb up to 255'.

Guided Climb #2 — The Diagonal
Wild exposure and cool climbing on the face above the main parking area at the top of the Notch! Beginner friendly on first pitch (120'), intermediate climbers may continue on for a second pitch (5.8+). Climb and rappel.

Vendor & Demo Return
Outdoor Gear Exchange Contest Hour

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Return your equipment and unwind from your climbs at the Smuggs Bike Shop where you can try your hand in our rock climbing contests to win prizes and get in on our big raffle!

Fiddlehead Can Release Party
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Craft Beer: Join us on the Village Green for an opportunity to purchase Fiddlehead's limited release of Understable Session IPA, co-brewed by disc golf world champ Nate Doss for this event. Purchase cases to take home outside the doors of the event, or enter to try singles, other Fiddlehead offerings, as well as multiple Citizen Cider offerings.
Local Food: Pig Roast from Brewster River Pub & Brewery & more!
Music: Woedoggies (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) & Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Schedule — Saturday, September 19th

Climbing Session #2

9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Two guided climb options:
Guided Climb #1 — The Quartz Crack
Great climbing and an amazing position make this Smuggs classic and a great adventure. Be prepared to draw a crowd of amazed tourists in the parking lot below! Beginner friendly. Climb and rappel. Climb up to 255'.

Guided Climb #2 — The Diagonal Wild exposure and cool climbing on the face above the main parking area at the top of the Notch! Beginner friendly on first pitch (120'), intermediate climbers may continue on for a second pitch (5.8+). Climb and rappel.

Climbing Session #3
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Two guided climb options:
Guided Climb #1 — The Quartz Crack
Great climbing and an amazing position make this Smuggs classic and a great adventure. Be prepared to draw a crowd of amazed tourists in the parking lot below! Beginner friendly. Climb and rappel. Climb up to 255'.

Guided Climb #2 — The Diagonal
Wild exposure and cool climbing on the face above the main parking area at the top of the Notch! Beginner friendly on first pitch (120'), intermediate climbers may continue on for a second pitch (5.8+). Climb and rappel.

Vendor & Demo Return
Outdoor Gear Exchange Contest Hour

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Return your climbing equipment and unwind from your day of climbing at the Smuggs Bike Shop where you can try your hand in our rock climbing contests to win prizes and get in on our big raffle!

FallFest Shakedown
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Craft Beer: Join us on the Village Green for an opportunity to purchase Fiddlehead's limited release of Understable Session IPA, co-brewed by disc golf world champ Nate Doss for this event. Purchase cases to take home outside the doors of the event, or enter to try singles, other Fiddlehead offerings, as well as multiple Citizen Cider offerings.
Local Food: Pig Roast from Brewster River Pub & Brewery & more!
Music: Soul Monde (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) & Mal Maiz (8:00 - 10:00 pm)

Schedule — Sunday, September 20th

Climbing Session #4

9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Two guided climb options:
Guided Climb #1 — The Quartz Crack
Great climbing and an amazing position make this Smuggs classic and a great adventure. Be prepared to draw a crowd of amazed tourists in the parking lot below! Beginner friendly. Climb and rappel. Climb up to 255'.

Guided Climb #2 — The Diagonal Wild exposure and cool climbing on the face above the main parking area at the top of the Notch! Beginner friendly on first pitch (120'), intermediate climbers may continue on for a second pitch (5.8+). Climb and rappel.

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