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Deadwood 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Hemlock Ledges - Top Rope Crag 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Normandy 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
North Shore 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Pirate ship wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Pyramid Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 301 ft
GPS: 41.574, -71.785 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Dana Seaton on Sep 14, 2010
Admins: M Sprague, Joe M.

Description

A beautiful state park surrounding a large pond straddling the border of RI and CT, with a nice beginner top rope crag, bouldering ledges and a handful of eggs. The main ledge is at the southern end of the pond along with some of the bouldering, but there is also a decent bouldering area on the north side near the boat ramp and some excellent new finds to the east on the south side. Access is usually 5-15 minutes hike from the car, though some of the newer finds in the southern spots may take 30+ minutes to hike to. The rock is granitic gneiss (I think), of good texture with occasional quartz bands and large crystals.

Getting There

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 (this will take you by a couple more bouldering ledges and the trails from either spot join further in).

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. If you have decent ground clearance and driving skill you can usually drive in part way and save yourself ten minutes of hiking. See further clarification in the individual areas

Park at the northern boat launch for the North Shore (See directions under that section).

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Thanks! Jul 26, 2014
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
It is to the left of the Hand of Man cave at Deadwood, maybe a hundred feet or so, and up to the left of a break in the wall. Jul 2, 2014
Anyone have directions to Supernormal?? Jun 26, 2014
Joe M.    
Video of Lucy Humphrey's making the FA of Supernormal at Beach Pond

newenglandbouldering.com/ne… Jun 23, 2014
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
I fixed the directions to make them a little clearer. Marc had combined the directions to both north and south spots, so I spent a couple hours wondering around on the north side from the boat launch looking for a bridge:)) Dec 24, 2012
Nope, on the RI side there is a dirt lot on the left across from the beach before you cross the pond on 165. Follow the trail south along the water. This area is pretty rustic, have fun. Nov 20, 2012
Joe M.    
Are the Pirate Ship and Normandy areas accessed from the same parking as the North Shore area? Nov 19, 2012
I have pics of all the stuff i added that i will get up in the next few days May 21, 2012

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