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Beach Pond Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Dana Seaton on Sep 14, 2010


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A beautiful state park surrounding a large pond straddling the border of RI and CT, with a nice beginner top rope crag, bouldering ledges and a handfull of eggs. Most of the climbing is at the southern end of the pond, but there is a decent bouldering area on the north side near the boat ramp. Access is usually 1-10 minutes hike from the car. The rock is granitic gneiss (I think), of good texture with ocasianal quartz bands and large crystals.

Getting There 

Head west on RI 165 to the CT boarder. For the top rope crag and Deadwood areas park at the smaller lot(41.5738, -71.7854) on the southern side of the road just before you drive over the pond, across from the main beach lot. Park at the northern boat launch for the North Shore (See directions under that section).

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Weather station 3.5 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Beach Pond

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beach Pond:
Pyramid Steam    V2- 5+     Boulder, 20'   Pyramid Boulder
Sherman Tank   V4 6B     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Normandy
Sniper Games   V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 13'   Normandy
Stowaway   V5 6C     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Pirate ship wall
Point Blank   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Normandy
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Rock Climbing Photo: Deadwood Cave with the sun lighting up the Middle ...

Work of Man V12- 8A+ PG13  Rhode Island : Beach Pond : Deadwood
Start on a pinch in the center of the cave about eye level, pull on and do some techy/burly moves through slopy crimps and pinches to the right, then make a big sideways dyno to the Manhandled crack and use it to top out. Keep those feet high too. Those lower blocks are seperate rocks...[more]   Browse More Classics in Rhode Island

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By marctroob
May 21, 2012
I have pics of all the stuff i added that i will get up in the next few days
By Joe M.
Nov 19, 2012
Are the Pirate Ship and Normandy areas accessed from the same parking as the North Shore area?
By Dana Seaton
Nov 20, 2012
Nope, on the RI side there is a dirt lot on the left across from the beach before you cross the pond on 165. Follow the trail south along the water. This area is pretty rustic, have fun.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Dec 24, 2012
I fixed the directions to make them a little clearer. Marc had combined the directions to both north and south spots, so I spent a couple hours wondering around on the north side from the boat launch looking for a bridge:))
By Joe M.
Jun 23, 2014
Video of Lucy Humphrey's making the FA of Supernormal at Beach Pond
By dave wave
Jun 26, 2014
Anyone have directions to Supernormal??
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jul 2, 2014
It is to the left of the Hand of Man cave at Deadwood, maybe a hundred feet or so, and up to the left of a break in the wall.
By dave wave
Jul 26, 2014

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