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Split Rock 

Sit Down area / Druid's Circle  


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Location: 41.90295, -71.43394 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M Sprague, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: john strand on Apr 6, 2010
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Dave J. on the mega classic traverse.

Description 

A nice area with many problems from V0 to ????? Sunny, shady and right next to the road.


Getting There 

Upon entering the Park from the west entrance, go to the left and park, then continue north up the road past the gate and almost immediately take the paved road to the left. Follow this back, passing the Heart Boulder and The Egg. After a dip and a rise up a curving hill, you will see a big split boulder on the left with an obvious traversing crack facing you. You have arrived.You can also drive here, but you must go all the way around the lake. The 10-15 minute walk is easy and a lot of classic problems are on the way.


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=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',2],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sit Down area / Druid's Circle :
Dave's Crank   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Split Rock
Sit Down Problem   V2 5+     Boulder, 7'   Split Rock
The Lost Problem (aka Suicide Girls?)   V2+ 5+     Boulder   Split Rock
The Pedestal   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   The Pedestal Boulder
Sit Down Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Split Rock
Hat's Off   V5+ 6C+     Boulder   The Pedestal Boulder
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Dave J. on the mega classic traverse.

Sit Down Traverse V5 6C  Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : ... : Split Rock
Awesome, must do, classic traverse with a heart breaking final move. It is the complete opposite of Try Again so for the full diversity of V5, do them both in a day to work endurance and power.Start with the Sit Down Problem to the lip, then begin the rightward traverse on slopers and slopey crimps using heel hooks and some feet under the roof. when you reach a decent horizontal, make the strenuous top out. The move isn't too tough, but the feet are awkward and you're probably pumped enough. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Rhode Island

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Back side of Split Rock - Sit Down Problem is the line that starts low and on the left.  Sit Down traverse starts on SDP and then moves right.
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By tscupp
From: Cincinnati, OH
Apr 16, 2010

Great area for V0 through V5/6. A lot of short problems but some clever slabs hidden in there among the obvious classics.

By M Sprague
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From: New England
Nov 11, 2011

A couple of my favorite climbs at this area are inside the split, shooting out the overhanging wall, one on each side of the tree. Pulling the top out mantles without touching the back wall can be tricky if you are pumped. Big moves on big holds. I have never heard of names being given to them. Joe?

Edit- I found the info in Baird's notes - Dave's Crank and the Lost Problem.