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Wickaboxet Management Area  

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Wickaboxet is a small state management area in West Greenwich. Rock wise it has mostly been known for Rattlesnake Ledge, a 40-50 foot tall outcrop that has some fairly marginal top roping potential. The stone is good quality, but most of it is pretty easy. Rattlesnake is also known by some as Liquor Basket rock, and it unfortunately shows the effects, with some graffiti and broken glass.
For boulderers though, there is a collection of great eggs in the less traveled part of the area to the north east.

Getting There 


If coming from Providence take 95 south to exit 5b for Rt 102 north. Take a left onto Plain Meeting House Rd.

For the boulders, in a mile or so you will see Big John Leyden’s Tree Farm, first on the left, then on the right. Immediately after the part on the right side of the road there is a very small dirt road that looks like it could be a driveway, with a mailbox and all. Across the street is a sign for it “Welch Hollow Rd”. Carefully park off the pavement and without blocking the road. (Make a real effort to carpool from the truck stop on Rt 102 or somewhere else, as only 1 or 2 cars can fit. If parking becomes an issue here, the boulders can be accessed from the main parking with an additional 10 min hike) For more details see the directions under the Broken Moon Boulder. The boulder field runs north of it and along Welch

For the main Wickaboxet parking and Rattlesnake Ledge, continue on Plain Meeting House Rd for another couple miles and a brown wooden sign and parking will be on your right. Walk down the dirt road staying straight until on the left you see blocks with graffiti on them. Turn left here and the ledge is just up the hill. If you kept walking past the ledge on the main track, you will run into Welch Hollow west of the boulders. Take a right for them.

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Weather station 7.1 miles from here

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The Broken Moon Boulder - a sweet 20 foot egg in W...
The Broken Moon Boulder - a sweet 20 foot egg in W...
...a couple more - Wickaboxet
...a couple more - Wickaboxet
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