Elevation: 500 ft
GPS: 41.779, -71.866 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Morgan Patterson on Jun 4, 2012
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Description

This cliff has a long climbing history. The AMC climbed here in the 1950s. There is a ring piton on the Party Wall roof that looks like it is from that era. Ken Nichols is the source of most of the route information although there is no conclusive information as to who first climbed many of these routes. What route history is known is detailed at the end of the guide below. The cliff ranges from thirty to eighty feet in height and is about a quarter mile long. There is the potential for many routes here. There are three main areas: the Parking Lot Wall and a couple of climbs right around the corner, the Party Wall which is easily identified by its large roof, and the Orange (AKA Big) Wall which is the tallest at 85 feet high. Dave Fasulo's guidebook Rock Climbing Connecticut briefly describes Ross Rocks but it does not include any specific route information. Excerpt provided by: http:\\www.climbri.org.

Getting There

From Providence and points east take Rt 6 west. After crossing the Connecticut border go four miles and at the top of a hill at a flashing yellow light you will see a sign on the left for Old Furnace State Park. Take this left (South Frantage Rd). After five tenths of a mile take a right on Ross Road. Go four tenths of a mile and take another right down a poorly paved road. You will see a Ross Pond State Park sign. Go about a half mile to the parking lot at the pond. The cliffs are up the hill in front of you starting at the parking lot wall and going north. Excerpt provided by:climbri.org

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