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Dance Hall Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Elevation: 205 ft
GPS: 41.522, -71.641 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dana Seaton on Jul 22, 2016
Admins: M Sprague, Joe M.
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Description

A cluster of boulders which were "hiding in plain sight" for years when the property had no access, including one giant boulder behind the abandoned main house of the Decoppet Estate.

Getting There

from RI 138 head north on Hillsdale Rd (east of Richmond Town Hall). Look for a large open lot on the left containing one large/long (currently vacant) house that almost touches the road (tan shingles, white trim). The boulders are in the woods 100 yards west of the house, and some to it's north.

Park a couple hundred feet south before you get to the house, driving back between the loose row of trees just after the stone wall (avoid driving close to the trees, pls) To avoid the heavy poison ivy directly behind the house, head straight back past the yard then once past the back left corner of the lawn angle right 45 degrees towards the stone wall that leads directly in back of the house to the landmark Dance Hall boulder. Directions to the other boulders are from the Dance Hall Boulder, mostly to the north.

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M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
There are at least a couple dozen other problems established in this area so far, I just haven't come up with names for them or the boulders yet. Most are pretty easy, but nice quality so they make a good circuit after work on these hot summer days when you still want to get out and touch some rock. Nice features and movement on generally interesting holds Jul 26, 2016
Joe M.    
Looking forward to checking this place out, looks fun! Jul 27, 2016
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
It's a good local area, nice to have ten minutes from my house. It is not extensive, some boulders are short and there is not much for harder climbing (that I have found so far), but the setting and quality of the rock is up there. There is enough to make some good circuits, especially if you don't mind contriving a little on the shorter ones. Aug 10, 2016

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