Elevation: 216 ft
GPS: 41.897, -71.434 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: jeremyadams on Jan 27, 2007 with improvements by Byron Igoe and 1 other
Admins: M Sprague, Joe M.
Access Issue: As of May 9th the temporary closing due to covid-19 of Lincoln Woods and some Rhode Island state parks has been lifted. There currently is reduced parking to keep the visitor numbers down and an earlier closing time of 6 pm. Visit riparks.com/ for more information Details

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.

As well as the information here, there is paperback guidebook by Joe M., which is complemented by beta on Newenglandbouldering.com, and a more recent guide by Dana Seaton available through the Gunks+ app.

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lincoln Woods

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V0 4
 110
Cave Warm Up
Boulder
V2 5+
 180
The Wave
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 123
Mack's Traverse
Boulder
V3 6A
 114
Peace Dove
Boulder
V3 6A
 132
The Quiet Buddhist
Boulder
V3 6A
 84
Static Heart
Boulder
V4 6B
 147
Iron Cross
Boulder
V4 6B
 75
Heart of Glass
Boulder
V4 6B
 150
Neil's Lunge
Boulder
V4 6B
 116
The Pond Cave Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 96
Try Again
Boulder
V5 6C
 57
The Executioner
Boulder
V5 6C
 76
Sit Down Traverse
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 73
Hat's Off
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 85
Loadies Zen
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cave Warm Up Warm Up Area ak… > Warm Up Cave
 110
V0 4 Boulder
The Wave Great Slab / Wave Bou…
 180
V2 5+ Boulder
Mack's Traverse Warm Up Area ak… > Mack's traverse
 123
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Peace Dove Peace Dove Area > Peace Dove Boulder
 114
V3 6A Boulder
The Quiet Buddhist Pond Cave Area > Pond Cave
 132
V3 6A Boulder
Static Heart Lower Heart
 84
V3 6A Boulder
Iron Cross Warm Up Area ak… > Iron Cross Boulder
 147
V4 6B Boulder
Heart of Glass Heart Boulder
 75
V4 6B Boulder
Neil's Lunge Warm Up Area ak… > Warm Up Cave
 150
V4 6B Boulder
The Pond Cave Traverse Pond Cave Area > Pond Cave
 116
V4 6B Boulder
Try Again Try Again Boulder
 96
V5 6C Boulder
The Executioner Tombstone
 57
V5 6C Boulder
Sit Down Traverse Sit Down area /… > Split Rock
 76
V5 6C Boulder
Hat's Off Sit Down area /… > Pedestal Boulder
 73
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Loadies Zen Try Again Boulder
 85
V6+ 7A Boulder
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