Killington Peak Climber's Log

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Patrick B

Patrick B - Jul 20, 2008 10:33 am

Skiing  Sucess!

Took the lift to the top and skied down. Nice an easy, noting that I was only 7.


mmcguigan - May 5, 2008 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1989

Long Trail  Sucess!

Nice hike, great views.


Castlereagh - Mar 17, 2008 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2008

Bucklin Trail - Off Trail - Eventually the Upper Catwalk Ski Trail  Sucess!

Took the Bucklin Trail up. Snow was deep but perfect for snowshoeing, didn't posthole at all. Lost the trail and the blue blazes a few hundred feet from the summit. Wandered around through the snow trying to find the higher ground. Eventually ended up at the Cooper Lodge, where I took a trail assuming it was the spur. Instead it took me right into the ski area, where I went up the Heavenly Traverse and then the highest section of the Catwalk ski trail to gain the summit ridge. Catwalk section was steep and icey, I definitely put my new ice axe to some good use there.


eric-griz - Dec 1, 2007 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2000

Great views  Sucess!

Spent the previous night at Cooper Lodge and hiked up to Killington Peak. Then on to the Inn at Long Trail.


buzzdainer - Oct 15, 2007 1:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1995

Appalachian Trail  Sucess!

Trudged up from the Appalachian Trail junction. It was worth it.


tioga - Sep 15, 2007 10:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Last of VT's 4000'ers  Sucess!

This was the last of the five Vermont 4000+ foot peaks that I summited. However, it was the most disappointing. Not much up there. The views weren't even that good on the day I climbed because of the haze. I also spent $6 on a cup of coffee and brownie at the skiing restaurant.


MoapaPk - Jul 22, 2007 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1974

Long Trail  Sucess!

We were heading south to north, actually on the AT, and this was a slight side spur. That was a great day, with clouds drifting close at hand. We sure met some bizarre characters on the AT.


rasgoat - Mar 26, 2007 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2007

Great day!  Sucess!

Took Bucklin trail
Good views

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2006

Start of the 111NE  Sucess!

i was just back from a failed attempt on Cerro Aconcagua;
My lungs were all at max VO2


jvarholak - Feb 14, 2007 9:48 pm

february 1975  Sucess!

AT approach....icy, windy, fun


Enapai - Jan 12, 2007 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2007

Route Climbed: Bucklin Trail to LT/AT to Spur Trail  Sucess!

First winter 4000 foot ascent. Good day. Little snow. Descent views.


surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

ski lift route  Sucess!

The weather was blustery and cool. Short hike to top.

royswkr - Jul 10, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1966

Traverse from US-4 to Gov. Clement  Sucess!

Waiting for pickup, helped install sign for LtGov Snodgrass Memorial Gazebo


woodstrider - Jul 6, 2006 8:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


My last peak of the 4k left to do in Vermont. We stayd at Pico Camp with two AT thru-hikers. Breezy on top.


big_g - Nov 4, 2005 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2005

Route Climbed: AT/LT Date Climbed: 2000 and 2005  Sucess!

Been up here twice, once with really good views. Maybe someday I'll actually ski it...

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 18, 2005 10:38 am

Route Climbed: Juggernaut Trail Date Climbed: January 1999  Sucess!

We skied up the Juggernaut trail a bunch of years in a row. It's a nice trail to take the cross country skies up being not too steep. The summit block on killington is refreshingly absent of people since it is kind of hidden up and right of the top of the lift lines. The ski down is, naturally, amazing.


dobsonian - Sep 22, 2005 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Bucklin Trail->LT/AT->Peak Spur Date Climbed: September 20, 2005  Sucess!

Thought I might have to pass this up till my return trip to Burlington from NJ but the after some downpours in Albany and just outside Rutland I decided to check out the trail head and the showers seemed to have subsided. This was by far the quickest, easiest 4K' ascent in VT until the peak spur which gets somewhat vertical. Book time was 5 hours, I made it in 3:45 with about 5 minutes at the top in the clouds, barely able to see the TV and radio antennas in front of me. Managed to freak out an AT hiker in Cooper Shelter (the only other person I saw up there that day) when I was going to shoot a picture of the building and the door blew open to show him at a table right on the other side. Learned that my new trail runners are no match for wet rock and trashed a pair of Masters poles on the way down. At least I got all the 4000'+ done in VT this summer :-D

Rob A

Rob A - Aug 19, 2005 12:47 am

Route Climbed: Path from highest ski lift Date Climbed: Feb, 2003

The first time I skied there I tried to find the summit from the highest ski trail. All I ended up doing is walking in a complete circle for an hour in waist deep snow in ill-fitting ski boots. It was snowing and I could not see for sh*t. maybe 10 ft.

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