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Improbable Boulder 
Jesus Loves You Boulder 
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Peace Dove Boulder 
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Sit Down area / Druid's Circle  
Suicide Boulder 
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Super Crack 2 
Talus Boulder 
Tomato Boulder 
Tombstone, The 
Try Again Boulder 
Tuolumne Boulder 
Warm Up Area aka The Tomato Overhangs / Mack'sTraverse 
Yosemite Boulder 
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Lincoln Woods  


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Description 

High quality bouldering on sharply-textured granite awaits urban adventurers in Lincoln Woods State Park, a few miles north of Providence, R.I. It is entirely fitting that Little Rhody's best climbing is on the small stones. Biking and walking trails link clusters of boulders, set among picnic areas and ponds. The climbing season extends deep into winter here, when sunny days in the 20s and 30s invite beanie-headed pebble wrestlers to enjoy killer friction with handwarmers simmering in chalkbags and wool socks stuffed in pockets. An excellent guidebook is complemented by beta on newenglandbouldering.com.

Getting There 

From Rt. 146, the Twin River Road exit gains a park entrance by turning east (left)at the end of the ramp. Once in the park, find roadside parking near the T intersection and follow the road left from the T through a gate. Follow the road right, between ponds, to the warm-up area (visable up hill on left). Park access is available from other entrances, too. Alternatively, if the gates are open, you can take a right after entering the park and drive all the way around the pond to get closer to to some of the bouldering.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.5 miles from here

331 Total Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',79],['2 Stars',115],['1 Star',111],['Bomb',10]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',58],['V2-3',105],['V4-5',50],['V6-7',49],['V8-9',45],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',23],['>=V14',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lincoln Woods:
The Wave   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Great Slab / Wave Boulder
The Lost Problem (aka Suicide Girls?)   V2+ 5+     Boulder   Sit Down area / Druid's Cir... : Split Rock
Mack's Traverse   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 25'   Warm Up Area aka The Tomato... : Mack's traverse
Peace Dove   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 12'   Peace Dove Boulder
The Quiet Buddhist   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Pond Cave
Neil's Lunge   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Warm Up Area aka The Tomato... : Warm Up Cave
The Pond Cave Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Pond Cave
Heart of Glass   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Heart Boulder
Iron Cross   V4 6B     Boulder   Warm Up Area aka The Tomato... : Iron Cross Boulder
The Executioner   V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 15'   The Tombstone
Sit Down Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Sit Down area / Druid's Cir... : Split Rock
Pete's Problem   V5 6C     Boulder   Try Again Boulder
Try Again   V5 6C     Boulder   Try Again Boulder
Loadies Zen   V6-7 7A+     Boulder   Try Again Boulder
Last Call   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Talus Boulder
Diesel   V8 7B     Boulder   Try Again Boulder
Barbed Wire   V8 7B     Boulder   Tuolumne Boulder
Who Needs Hueco   V8 7B     Boulder, 8'   Pond Cave
hueco dreams   V9 7C     Boulder, 18'   Pond Cave
Chemical   V9+ 7C     Boulder, 12'   The Egg
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Featured Route For Lincoln Woods
Setting up for the dyno

Leap Frog V7 7A+  Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Pond Cave
A very fun dyno using some uncharacteristic rock for lincoln woods. Start low on underclings in the quartzite on the right side of the cave. Move up mostly using crimps in the vertical crack and join the Pond Cave Traverse crack at its midway point. Grab a jug up and left and then launch yourself up and right to a decent hold over the lip that is both far away and hard to see (scope out ahead). Top out from there. This is a fun problem to try even if V7 is outside of your range....[more]   Browse More Classics in Rhode Island

Photos of Lincoln Woods Slideshow Add Photo
Buddy I love you boulder?.. fun little problem on slopers and a nasty crimp.  Between the road and Ships Prow boulder, anyone have more info?
Buddy I love you boulder?.. fun little problem on ...
Lincoln Woods Detailed - submitted by Conor Phalen
Lincoln Woods Detailed - submitted by Conor Phalen
Spotted by Cory and Jake, with photo by Nelson, I work my way up Neil's Lunge.
Spotted by Cory and Jake, with photo by Nelson, I ...
Lincoln classic
Lincoln classic
Map of the woods.
BETA PHOTO: Map of the woods.
map from the RIparks website.
BETA PHOTO: map from the RIparks website.
Goat Rock
Goat Rock

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By Ladd Raine
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From: Plymouth, NH
Apr 13, 2007
This area is filled with many quality problems.
However, the frequency with which I encountered eliminates and variations on obvious lines was a bit of a bummer.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Jul 1, 2008
An excellent area.Lots of fun problems, especially in th V2-V5 range and boulders are everywhere.
By Joe M.
Apr 10, 2009
Ladd, not being a jerk, just curious as to why eliminates and variatons bummed you out? you should be psyched that people are so motivated to climb that they will climb any and all variations. i have travelled all over the U.S. and have never found a more climbable rock than lincoln woods. holds everywhere, so the locals take adavantage of that and climb anything and everything. if you only want to climb the pure lines, go ahead, but i don't see where there is any negative in having more problems to climb. too me, more problems equals more fun! maybe it's just me...

now, if you said the grafitti or the sketchy people on the loop road bummed you out, i could understand that...
By tscupp
From: Cincinnati, OH
Apr 13, 2010
The website that had all the beta is no longer up, hopefully it will be brought back soon but it has been a month or two since I've seen it working.
By Oliver Chong
Apr 15, 2011
The original site is still down, but you can still get the information using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine replay.waybackmachine.org/http...

It might not be the latest info though if the site was being updated over the last two years or so.
By Raff
Apr 2, 2013



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By B-Mkll
From: Bozeman, MT
Nov 7, 2013
Was anyone bouldering in the Woods last Thursday (10/31/13) who may have gone home with a Mad Rock Mad Pad that isn't theirs? We ran into two distinct groups, one at Mack's and one at Peace Dove where this mixup may have occurred, we wound up with a significantly older Mad Pad. If you know of this, please shoot me a PM. I'm down in the area frequently and a trade would be pretty inconsequential, but it would be nice to get that back as the pad was not mine.

Thanks all!
By Joe M.
Apr 16, 2014
There is a new parking lot near Try Again:

New Lincoln Woods Parking Lot
By Matt Bergeron
From: Nantucket, MA
Jun 1, 2014
hey guys, i was wondering as i'm new to the lincoln woods area what this boulder problem is, thanks! there was chalk marks so i decided to give it a try. it's on the back side of the other boulder next to the Peace Dove youtu.be/miDR234b7zo
By Joe M.
Jun 2, 2014
That is Sunnyside Left a V1 on the Jesus Loves you boulder: mountainproject.com/v/sunnysid...
By Matt Bergeron
From: Nantucket, MA
Jun 2, 2014
thanks, bud. realized there was an app and I was searching through it last night and found it.