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Fort Wetherill State Park (closed)

Fort Wetherill State Park (closed) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jeff Sawicki on Apr 29, 2011
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RI State Park, follow rules and closure times


Sea cliff wall, can be windy, faces south and gets plenty of sun.

Some of the rock can be sketch for rope friction, hanging over edges, etc. More of a fun place to check out and go down to the waters edge.

A moderately crowded place, being located in a state park on the island of Jamestown, RI.

Getting There 

Approach is quite simple. Drive into the park and take the road going left (east). Follow it and take the first turn right, up the hill to a parking lot. Park there and walk south on the trail that leads through the bushes.

Several hundred yards in you will see a green bench bolted to a cement pad, this is one piece you can use for a TR anchor. Other trees and rocks are available to use as well.

The cliff in front of you is the main site to climb and go down. Although you can traverse across the cliff and there are other areas to try climbing further west.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

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By Dana Seaton
May 1, 2011
This cliff is CLOSED TO ALL ClIMBING. Do not climb here period. See below text from

Closed to Climbing
The RI Department of Environmental Management does not allow climbing at this state park. The climbing community has a good relationship with the DEM in allowing climbing on all other state lands. So please do not climb here. RI DEM Park and Management Regulations, 17.9 Rock climbing is permitted at state parks, and management areas except at Fort Wetherill State Park.

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