2018 Haute Route North America

Bolton Hill Climb

May 14 2015
Bolton, Vermont, USA

The Bolton TT is put on each year by the Green Mountain Bicycling Club, usually mid-week in mid-summer. I’ve not done the TT, but I have ridden the course. The TT begins over two miles from Bolton Valley Access Road on Rt 2 and is actually slightly downhill. The climb ends at the base of the ski area, not the mountain summit. The first 2.5 miles of the access road are undulating with some short 10-12% grade sections and one slight downhill. Then you hit the double switchback and it stays very steep for the remainder of the climb. The descent is one of the best out there. Only one or two bumps near the top, then terminal velocity much of the way down. Be sure to watch your speed (and on-coming cars) through the double switchback however.

Record Holders:
27:09 Andrew Knight 7/31/03
33:55 Carole Hakstian 7/24/08

Routes: 6.7 miles, 7.8%, 1,706 feet
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Start Times / Itinerary

6:30 pm



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