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The Ivy Wall Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 13'
Location: 41.5697, -71.7342 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M Sprague, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: RhodeIslandJeff on Feb 4, 2011
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Description 

A 13-16' vertical wall with some decent fun semi-highballs and traverses. Bouldering with good landings. This wall gets the late day sun and can be quite warm on colder sunny days.

Further left after broken rock is a taller face (solo or TR), with one named route, Full Time Adventure Climber.

Getting There 

Off trail, but fairly close by. To get to here, head south from Rte 165 on the white trail (probably under 5 minutes). Just after you walk along the top of the Trailside Wall that drops off on your right, the trail will dip and then wind up between two rocky hillocks that look a little like something from Lord Of the Rings. Leave the trail to the right before these hills and hook around traversing below the right side of the right hill. Very shortly you should see the remains of a stone wall. This wall is right below the stone wall and several hundred feet down from the top of the hill, only a minute or two off the trail. If you get to the point on the white blazed trail where the stone thrones are, you have gone too far and the Ivy wall is directly down the hill to the west a few hundred feet.

Climbing Season

For the Arcadia Management Area area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Ballista V3 6A  Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : ... : The Ivy Wall
About in the middle of the left side is an obvious quartz dike that arcs up to the left. Sit start under its beginning on a good hold with low foot chips out to either side. This may be hard for tall people. Pull on and quickly fire for the start of the dike. Follow the dike out about midway and break straight up, following the line of a vertical seam to the top but using holds to either side. The start of the climb is height dependent, i.e.. easier if you are short....[more]   Browse More Classics in Rhode Island

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By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Dec 31, 2011
The Ivy Wall-
This is a good wall, gently overhanging to vertical, high enough to be fun, but not too sketchy, lots of nice holds and the landings are mostly good. It reminds me a little of the Dam Wall at LW, with no spray paint. It used to be covered with poison ivy but I sprayed the hell out of it years ago and I think others have too and it seems to have done the job. As of Dec 2011 it could use a little brushing up, but is cleaner than most of the other walls.
To get to it, head south on the white trail (probably under 5 minutes) Just after you walk above the Pine Line Wall on your right, the trail will wind up between to rocky hillocks that look a little like something from Lord Of the Rings. Leave the trail and hook around traversing the right side of the right hill. Very shortly you should see the remains of a stone wall. This wall is right below the stone wall and several hundred feet down from the top of the hill, only a minute or two off the trail. The GPS coordinates are 41.56972, -71.73417
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Jan 1, 2012
I started cleaning this today and hope to get it finished soon since I can't work on my NH projects. The climbing is better than I remember and Mt. Tom is deserving of a resurgence. I'll start with this wall as it probably has a dozen good lines before getting to the micro eliminates. It is quick and easy to get to and has a good landing and setting for afternoon sessions, with a bunch of routes in the V0 to maybe V3 range. I hope others will come and give a hand. If we can get a few of these walls really shined up, then it will be worth people visiting and maybe then some of the other ones will get done. The area is only second to Lincoln Woods for quantity of accessable rock in RI.
By RhodeIslandJeff
From: Westerly, RI
Jan 16, 2012
Shaping up real nice. A little brushing here and there and this wall is golden. Can't wait to continue the full wall traverse. One could easily spend a day climbing here and there's quite a bit more within 5 minutes walk.