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Most of the good rock is on the southern side of the pond, though there is a small cluster of decent eggs and a little bouldering wall next to the northern boat ramp. Access is usually under 5-15 minutes hike from the car, though some of the newer finds in the southern spots may take 30+ minutes to get in to. The rock is granitic gneiss (I think), of good texture with occasional quartz bands with large crystals.
If you go exploring deeper into the park, with the maze of ridgelines, thick rhododendron, small swamps and extensive official, social and game trails it is very easy to get lost. Many of the trails are unblazed and the white blazed Deep Pond trail has several branches. I strongly suggest bringing a GPS device and a good trail map
Head west on RI 165/Ten Rod Rd to the CT boarder. For the top rope crags, Deadwood and other southern areas near the pond park at the smaller lot on the southern side of the road just before you drive over the pond(41.5738, -71.7854), across from the main beach lot (not maintained well so careful if in a low clearance vehicle), or alternatively at the previous gated dirt road back east away from the pond a little bit for what we have been referring to as the "upper trail" (this will take you by a couple more bouldering ledges including the New Beach area) The trails from either spot join further in, near the back of the pond.
Note - June 2021 There are reports of new no parking signs (presumably along the road near the upper trail that passes New Beach) and people getting ticketed and towed, so if you see any, take them seriously. See comments below.
For some of the new areas further south from the pond, the signed Roscoe M. Dexter entrance a little further east on 165 will get you closer via the white blazed Deep Pond Tr. Hike down the dirt road and in about 10 minutes take the white blazed trail off to the left that heads south. See further clarification in the individual areas.
Park at the northern boat launch for the North Shore (See directions under that section).
Classic Climbing Routes at Beach Pond
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