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Beginners Delight 
Crimp Roof 
Dream On 
Face to Face 
Fish Crack 
Great Thanksgiving Smoke Out Massacre, The 
Iron Cross 
Iron Cross Crack 
Iron Cross Sit Start 
Loadies Dream 
Loadies Nightmare 
Off the Couch 
Super Slab 
Whole Enchilada, The 

Iron Cross Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Right at the top of the approach trail. Large face on the right side and short, steeper wall on the left. V0-V9

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First boulder you see when you come up the trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Iron Cross Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Iron Cross Boulder:
Beginners Delight   V0 4     Boulder   
Super Slab   V1 5     Boulder   
Iron Cross   V4 6B     Boulder   
The Great Thanksgiving Smoke Out Massacre   V4 6B     Boulder   
Off the Couch   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Iron Cross Sit Start   V7+ 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
Loadies Dream   V8 7B     Boulder, 60'   
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Iron Cross V4 6B  Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : ... : Iron Cross Boulder
The left side of the ledge is overhanging. At the right edge of the steepness is a big arching flake. Left of the flake is a big horny jug. Start standing (or jumping to) the jug and do a big iron cross out left and continue traversing left on crimps. Finish up on Fish Crack at the end of the face and top out on the sloper jug. - originally this was done by starting up the big flake, which significantly adds to the pump, though most do the shortened version now or go all the way for Loadie...[more]   Browse More Classics in Rhode Island

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By Frank Corl
May 16, 2013
I don't see a route entered for the Iron Cross Sit Start. Is this an official, recognized problem? And, what is it rated? I've seen/heard V7 or V6... Thanks, Frank
By MaxMonn
From: Providence, RI
Aug 7, 2013

Just saw your comment. in the listed routes there is "Dream on" which starts on the far right side of the boulder and links into Iron Cross via a low roof and goes as a "9" (the traverse is simply tiring, the crux is the low roof).

The sit start to iron cross is unlisted but definitely a thing and starts by the tree on the obvious juggy flake with the first move being a left hand finger lock. It felt like a 7 or an 8 to me (and I've heard the same grades tossed around by several other people)
By Russ Keane
Dec 22, 2013
This is a great bouldering area.

The large face with "Beginner's Delight" is a huge wall with lots of great moderate options, and it;s a pretty high top-out to boot.
By Maxx Eichberg
From: Dunedin, New Zealand
Jul 21, 2014
Hey all,
Just went to Iron Cross with a couple of my friends today and had NO idea about the dry-tooling accident with the hold after the iron cross move. I feel that because of this break, though there is a lower slot crimp, it is DEFINITELY not a v4 hold, and adds a little bit of difficulty to the problem...would you say it is now a STIFF V4? Would love input/discussion on this.

By ckersch
Apr 14, 2016
Does anyone know if the crimp route directly behind the tree has a name? Had it pointed out to me today and it seems like a good v5 or so.
By Joe M.
Apr 15, 2016
Starts on the jug just before turning the corner on Loadies Dream but goes up staying left of the big holds in the crack? That would be Tree Scraper, V2 stand, V5 sit. Really fun but sucks if you pop off and scrape down the tree...

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