Old Mountain Rd. Rock Climbing
Old Mountain Rd, the main cluster, as seen from t...
This is the north western part of the DeCoppet land and with the most obvious potential from the road. Intermittently climbed on in the past while the land was still private, some of the earlier route information has been lost. Mike Galoob and crew did some early exploration, but were mostly focused on the hardest lines they could find and others just made sporadic visits so not much was systematically developed. With full access now, people are starting to visit more and re/uncover the routes.
There are houses across the street from some of the boulders (Schysm), so please be respectful by keeping the noise down and being careful with your parking. Spaces for cars is very limited so carpooling is recommended (The Richmond Town Hall on Rt 138 is a good spot to leave a car if coming from the south)
For the main grouping - From the parking spot at the gated old dirt road at the bottom of the hill, walk up past the gate and in 2 minutes you will see a little hillside to your right with boulders. Cut into the woods here to the right over the first hill to a slightly higher one with an obvious cluster of boulders, including a pair that have split apart, the taller one with an good finger crack seen as you approach. One side is covered with good holds, making a great place to warm up.
Back along the paved road there are a couple more back up the hill a few minutes from the parking, on the left (across from houses) and another cluster further west on Old Mountain Rd, about 500 feet in directly across the street from Oak Hill Drive.
Located off Old Mountain Road/Trail (both names are used) between Carolina Nooseneck Rd and Hillsdale Rd. in the town of Richmond. Driving east from Carolina Nooseneck Rd, at the bottom of a curvy hill, there will be a gated pulloff into an old dirt road on your right. There is another gated pulloff further west, past Oak Hill Drive.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Old Mountain Rd.
BETA PHOTO: Good Boulder across from Oak Hill Drive
BETA PHOTO: Tips Crack - across from Oak Hill Drive
By M Sprague
From: New England
Feb 28, 2016
Great news! I recently heard that this land had finally been transferred over to the DEM a couple years ago. I went and checked yesterday and it is no longer posted, so it should be fine to climb here and post up routes. Still, be respectful of nearby neighbors and keep the noise down and make sure your parked cars are not a problem. An added bonus: Hunting is not allowed so you don't have to worry (as much) about wearing orange.