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Poison Ivy Wall 
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Ship's Prow 
Sit Down area / Druid's Circle  
Slick 50 and Whale Area 
Suicide Boulder 
Summit / Pinnacle Boulders 
Super Crack 2 Area 
Tomato Boulder 
Tombstone, The 
Triangle Boulder 
Try Again Boulder 
Tuolumne Boulder 
Warm Up Area aka The Tomato Overhangs / Mack'sTraverse 
Yosemite Boulder 
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Lincoln Woods Rock Climbing 

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High quality bouldering on sharply-textured granite awaits urban adventurers in Lincoln Woods State Park, a few miles north of Providence, R.I. It is entirely fitting that Little Rhody's best climbing is on the small stones. Biking and walking trails link clusters of boulders, set among picnic areas and ponds. The climbing season extends deep into winter here, when sunny days in the 20s and 30s invite beanie-headed pebble wrestlers to enjoy killer friction with handwarmers simmering in chalkbags and wool socks stuffed in pockets. An excellent guidebook is complemented by beta on

Getting There 

From Rt. 146, the Twin River Road exit gains a park entrance by turning east (left)at the end of the ramp. Once in the park, find roadside parking near the T intersection and follow the road left from the T through a gate. Follow the road right, between ponds, to the warm-up area (visable up hill on left). Park access is available from other entrances, too. Alternatively, if the gates are open, you can take a right after entering the park and drive all the way around the pond to get closer to to some of the bouldering.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

540 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',96],['2 Stars',204],['1 Star',212],['Bomb',13]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lincoln Woods

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lincoln Woods:
Cave Warm Up   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Warm Up Area aka The Tomato... : Warm Up Cave
Beginners Delight   V0 4     Boulder   Warm Up Area aka The Tomato... : Iron Cross Boulder
Mack's Crack   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   Warm Up Area aka The Tomato... : Mack's traverse
Sit Down Problem   V2 5+     Boulder, 7'   Sit Down area / Druid's Cir... : Split Rock
The Wave   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Great Slab / Wave Boulder
Mack's Traverse   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 25'   Warm Up Area aka The Tomato... : Mack's traverse
The Quiet Buddhist   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Pond Cave Area : Pond Cave
Static Heart   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Lower Heart
Cave Roof   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Warm Up Area aka The Tomato... : Warm Up Cave
Peace Dove   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Peace Dove Area : Peace Dove Boulder
Neil's Lunge   V4- 6B     Boulder, 12'   Warm Up Area aka The Tomato... : Warm Up Cave
Heart of Glass   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Heart Boulder
Iron Cross   V4 6B     Boulder   Warm Up Area aka The Tomato... : Iron Cross Boulder
The Pond Cave Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Pond Cave Area : Pond Cave
Sit Down Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Sit Down area / Druid's Cir... : Split Rock
Try Again   V5 6C     Boulder   Try Again Boulder
The Executioner   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   The Tombstone
Hat's Off   V5+ 6C+     Boulder   Sit Down area / Druid's Cir... : The Pedestal Boulder
Loadies Zen   V6+ 7A     Boulder   Try Again Boulder
Leap Frog   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Pond Cave Area : Pond Cave
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Featured Route For Lincoln Woods
Rock Climbing Photo: middle moves of Loadies

Loadies Zen V6+ 7A  Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Try Again Boulder
Start sitting with left hand on good crimp, right hand in or around the crack. Move up on crimps and incuts to a small pinch. Dyno/deadpoint out right to the jug. Top out up and left. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Rhode Island

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lincoln Woods Detailed - submitted by Conor Phalen
Lincoln Woods Detailed - submitted by Conor Phalen
Rock Climbing Photo: Buddy I love you boulder?.. fun little problem on ...
Buddy I love you boulder?.. fun little problem on ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Map of the woods.
BETA PHOTO: Map of the woods.
Rock Climbing Photo: map from the RIparks website.
BETA PHOTO: map from the RIparks website.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lincoln classic
Lincoln classic
Rock Climbing Photo: Spotted by Cory and Jake, with photo by Nelson, I ...
Spotted by Cory and Jake, with photo by Nelson, I ...

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By Ladd
Apr 13, 2007
This area is filled with many quality problems.
However, the frequency with which I encountered eliminates and variations on obvious lines was a bit of a bummer.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Jul 1, 2008
An excellent area.Lots of fun problems, especially in th V2-V5 range and boulders are everywhere.
By Joe M.
Apr 10, 2009
Ladd, not being a jerk, just curious as to why eliminates and variatons bummed you out? you should be psyched that people are so motivated to climb that they will climb any and all variations. i have travelled all over the U.S. and have never found a more climbable rock than lincoln woods. holds everywhere, so the locals take adavantage of that and climb anything and everything. if you only want to climb the pure lines, go ahead, but i don't see where there is any negative in having more problems to climb. too me, more problems equals more fun! maybe it's just me...

now, if you said the grafitti or the sketchy people on the loop road bummed you out, i could understand that...
By Oliver Chong
Apr 15, 2011
The original site is still down, but you can still get the information using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine

It might not be the latest info though if the site was being updated over the last two years or so.
By Raff
Apr 2, 2013

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By Joe M.
Apr 16, 2014
There is a new parking lot near Try Again:

New Lincoln Woods Parking Lot
By Matt Bergeron
From: Nantucket, MA
Jun 1, 2014
hey guys, i was wondering as i'm new to the lincoln woods area what this boulder problem is, thanks! there was chalk marks so i decided to give it a try. it's on the back side of the other boulder next to the Peace Dove
By Joe M.
Jun 2, 2014
That is Sunnyside Left a V1 on the Jesus Loves you boulder:
By Matt Bergeron
From: Nantucket, MA
Jun 2, 2014
thanks, bud. realized there was an app and I was searching through it last night and found it.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jan 28, 2016
People have been bouldering at LW since at least the 1930s. It is mentioned in the November 1935 edition of Appalachia.
By Nickgrai
Mar 31, 2016
Any one know about a what appears to be a mudslide that opened up a large cave by the lost crag ??
By Nickgrai
Mar 31, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Ruff picture..
Ruff picture..

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