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Submitted By: Dana Seaton on Sep 14, 2010
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This is the portion of Hemlock ledges developed by boulderers, generally centered around the Hand of Man Cave and to the left. The Hand of Man Cave is roughly right of center of the ledges and should be pretty obvious as the cave structure up the hill as you approach Hemlock, with some scary looking lines, maybe the best being the roof crack called Manhandled. To the left of the cave there is a break and there is an overhanging bouldering wall up the hill a bit with a couple nice easy warm-ups on the right and Lucy Humphreys's V10 on the left. Moving further left the wall reconstitutes itself, generally being about 25 feet tall and covered with holds. Use you best judgment on whether you want to throw a TR up or highball /solo. There are many trees up top for anchors. There is a lot of mostly easy traversing potential if you bring some scrubbing tools.

Getting There 

Follow same approach for the tr crag and then head left along its base.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 4.0 miles from here

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Deadwood

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Deadwood:
Manhandled    V3 6A     Boulder   
Supernormal   V10 7C+     Boulder, 10'   
Work of Man   V12- 8A+ PG13     Boulder, 16'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Deadwood Cave with the sun lighting up the Middle ...

Work of Man V12- 8A+ PG13  Rhode Island : Beach Pond : Deadwood
Start on a pinch in the center of the cave about eye level, pull on and do some techy/burly moves through slopy crimps and pinches to the right, then make a big sideways dyno to the Manhandled crack and use it to top out. Keep those feet high too. Those lower blocks are seperate rocks...[more]   Browse More Classics in Rhode Island

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By M Sprague
From: New England
Jan 19, 2013
Dana, left of the cave, up the hill a little at a break, there is an overhanging wall with obvious chalk on it. Do you know anything about it. I was by myself and top outs were kind of wet so I didn't try it. There were a couple nice easy warm-ups to the right.
By Dana Seaton
Jan 20, 2013
There is a steep wall with a project that Jamie, Matt, and Marc have put some work into. I think all the moves have gone, with and without the shelf to the left.
By marctroob
Oct 13, 2013
thats the "Ziig Zag crack project" aka "wheat thins"... i was out there there the other day taking a walk and was surprised to see that the start rail has been broken.. i guess there are some other people working on this line too. the start rail used to be a flat edge and now is a little more sloping, not as positive if you get your heel up..... as far as i know it still has not been linked bottom to top.... we are all trying to get the straight face line with out using the block on the left that sticks out of the slab way right..... feels "hard" to me!!!
By marctroob
Oct 13, 2013
there is also the project between the dead wood cave and the zig zag that climbs what looks like a 15 foot slab. Climbs much harder than it looks with highball topout and crux.... only worked it once with one pad (not enough protection). Feels like it could end up going at V6/7 which would be a nice addition to the area......

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