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3 Walls Rock Climbing 

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Location: 41.5709, -71.7318 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: RhodeIslandJeff on Feb 4, 2011
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A series of 6 walls with some potential; the Upper Wall, the namesake Three 16', 20', 12' Walls, a 15' slab and further down and around right, another wall split by a ledge, currently undeveloped, but with potential. Under new development, so some of the routes may still be a bit raw. If you bring your cleaning tools, there is much new routing to be done. This area generally faces south east, so gets morning sun. There is a residence down the hill, not far from here, so please keep the noise to a minimum.

Getting There 

From parking at the trail head on Rt 165, take the white blazed trail south, which will take you above the Roadside Wall and in probably less than 5 minutes along the top of the Pine Line Wall that drops off on your right. Just after the end of that wall, the trail dips. Break off the trail here to the left (east), heading for a little valley. If you wound up a little rocky hill and came upon some stone thrones on the white trail, you went a little too far. In about 500 feet from turning off the trail you should see the 11’ Small Egg Boulder sitting on a pedestal. Pass it to the right, continuing down the valley and hooking around to the left. You should arrive on the left side of the Warm Up Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

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By M Sprague
From: New England
Dec 31, 2011
There is some pretty good potential here, a lot of really nice moderates and quite a few highballs. As we get the easier stuff cleaned off, I am sure we will start to find harder lines. The rock is friendly with lots of variety of holds. I did a few things here years past, but I don't remember the exact lines and everything would need recleaning. A short rope, harness and Grigri would be a good idea for initial FA cleaning here. These walls face east, so get the morning sun.

Once you head down the valley, a couple hundred feet past the Egg Boulder, hook around to the left and they should be obvious. GPS coordinates are 41.57092, -71.73178
By RhodeIslandJeff
From: Westerly, RI
Jan 8, 2012
I cleaned/climbed at the 3 walls this afternoon. Mostly on the third wall not pictured but I also did some cleaning and a little climbing on the first wall. The slab at the end is way better than I had previously expected. It has several lines and the best/hardest seems around V3 and a bit on the high side. Got 3/4's of the way up it and took the slide down. 2 Pads before I try that one again. I'll take some pics of it next time. Another wall further down around the corner but it unfortunately has a ledge in the middle. Also a short slab above the walls could hold a few problems. This place has alot of potential for stuff from VB-V4 and possibly a few harder problems. Only thing possibly needing a rope is wall #2 and once its cleaned and tested a couple pads should suffice.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jan 16, 2012
Nice! Any names for the routes yet? I was over at the Ivy wall late this Sunday, but when I get the chance I'll come and check out what you have done. I'm going to try to get over there as much as I can, but I am still waiting for the shop to finish replacing my motor, so have to borrow cars for a while.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jan 29, 2012
It is looking great, Jeff. With your work, you can see more and more potential there. This area will probably end up being one of the better clusters when all developed, along with the Roadside Wall. At some point there will be enough lines that it will make sense to break this area down into seperate sub areas. I did a few easy lines on the first wall that I'll put descriptions in ( I think these were the same ones I did years ago along with the right arete of the 3rd wall) It looked like you had done some cleaning on them, so if you had names in mind, let me know. I was short on time so didn't clean much, but next time I'll give a hand. The Ivy Wall is good enough for now.

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