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Elevation: 267 ft
GPS: 41.56775, -71.73172
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Shared By: RhodeIslandJeff on Feb 4, 2011
Admins: M Sprague, Jamie Re, Joe M

Description Suggest change

The true summit of Mt. Tom is north of Rt 165, but this area will describe the climbing south of the road, since it is more concentrated and traditionally know by that name. The new, more scattered areas to the north will be described in their own sections.

Many small ledges and a few boulders abound this area. Good access and a varying degree of difficulties. Bouldering, highball bouldering and top roping. There are plenty of trees at the top of the walls for anchors. Lead climbing is not really practical, with short routes and marginal gear. -Forested, with no crowds and bugs are average for RI in the summer.

The Rock is granite with much of it high quality, with interesting features. Some of it, particularly on the edges of the main wall and at the Fire Wall can be a bit chossy though. Many climbs haven't been done in a long time so some cleaning should be expected. (much is getting recleaned lately) Orange is needed during hunting seasons.

The local website climbri.org has some more information and historical photos. (Please do not post material from there here without permission from Brian)

Getting There Suggest change

Mt. Tom is an area off of Rte 165 (between exits 4 and 5 on Rte 95), with a fairly high concentration of climbing spanning about 1 mile on the Mt. Tom Trail. There are two trailheads, one on rte 165 at the top of the hill west of Mt. Tom Rd and, further south, a 3-4 car parking spot next to a stream about a half mile down Mt. Tom Road, opposite the trailhead going North. The Mt. Tom rd parking is closest to Halloween and the Main Wall. Rte 165 is best for the other areas. Just make sure you are well off the road and be extra careful pulling in or out when parking along 165.. The top of the hill is a blind spot and people fly here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mt. Tom

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V0 4
 5
Ivy Crack
Boulder
V0 4
 8
Stein Linie
Boulder
V2 5+ PG13
 5
Sinsation
Boulder
V3 6A
 13
Pine Line
Boulder
V3 6A PG13
 19
Tricycle (Roadside Traverse Right)
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 25
Decode
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 6
Squatch
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 8
Firecracker Crimps
Boulder
V5+ 6C+ PG13
 24
Heaven (Roadside Direct)
Boulder
V6 7A
 10
Wind Tunnel
Boulder
V7 7A+ PG13
 14
Spectacle
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
Spectacle Direct
Boulder
V7 7A+
 12
Changing Winds
Boulder
V8 7B
 7
Fight With New Wars
Boulder
V10 7C+
 9
Le Vent de Mai
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ivy Crack Ivy Wall
 5
V0 4 Boulder
Stein Linie Trailside (The Scoop…
 8
V0 4 Boulder
Sinsation 3 Walls > Sensational Slab
 5
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
Pine Line Trailside (The Scoop…
 13
V3 6A Boulder
Tricycle (Roadside Traverse… RdSide Wall
 19
V3 6A PG13 Boulder
Decode RdSide Wall
 25
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Squatch 3 Walls > Wall 3 (Squatch)
 6
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Firecracker Crimps RdSide Wall
 8
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Heaven (Roadside Direct) RdSide Wall
 24
V5+ 6C+ PG13 Boulder
Wind Tunnel Le Vent Boulder
 10
V6 7A Boulder
Spectacle RdSide Wall
 14
V7 7A+ PG13 Boulder
Spectacle Direct RdSide Wall
 7
V7 7A+ Boulder
Changing Winds Le Vent Boulder
 12
V7 7A+ Boulder
Fight With New Wars War Zone
 7
V8 7B Boulder
Le Vent de Mai Le Vent Boulder
 9
V10 7C+ Boulder
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