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Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : RoadSide Wall : Heaven (Roadside Direct) (V5+ PG13) : Photo
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Great shot of the crux in action. My friend Evan would get here and then pop off when he moved his foot up. I can grab but still can't hold the pinch.


Location: Rhode Island : Rockville : Stubtown Rd. Boulders : Clamshell Boulder : Clams Casino (V6+)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Nice job Sean. I know Shylo had tried this a handful of times with no luck. At the time he was killing it and V6 would have been no problem for him so your rating might be low.


Location: Rhode Island : Rockville : Stubtown Rd. Boulders : Midden Boulder
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Jul 31, 2014

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Comments: A drive way has been layed out to the left of the boulder going back to a newly built house/building. The property is heavily marked with No Trespassing signs. Any further climbing on the Midden boulder should wait until the owners can be persuaded to open bouldering on it which actually might be possible if done with the right amount of suave seeing as how the boulder sits next to the road and doesn't really affect their privacy much. Should discussions fail I think a more in depth look into th... more >>


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : RoadSide Wall : Spectacle (V7 PG13)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: May 31, 2014

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Comments: Someone should post a picture or Video of this one. A piece de resistance for sure. Very difficult (way above my abilities) and aesthetic.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : RoadSide Wall : Decode (V3+)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: May 31, 2014

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Comments: My friend Evan was able to send this last year and I came pretty close but kept slipping off on the crux. I'm sure it had been done back in the day being a plum but the name really fits. High on my list the next time I go back. There are also a couple easier problems to the left which fit in well as warmups (V0/1) with the Roadside Warmup just below.


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Group Camp B : Backbone Ridge : West Side- Backbone Ridge : Belly of the Beast (V1+)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Apr 24, 2014

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Comments: I'm a 5'9 200lb barrel chested frame so starting inside the chimney at the bottom wasn't even a consideration. I tried laybacking to the right on the outside (almost worked) and then tried an opposing gaston type move with no success (end of session I was tired). Either way, as far as chimneys go this one is awesome regardless of its difficulty.


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Group Camp B : Backbone Ridge
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Apr 24, 2014

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Comments: A plethora of easy high ball vertical cracks. Backbone ridge is so much fun with some great sandstone features. A cool midweek afternoon in late April and I had the place to myself. At the end of my session I tried what I thought would be an easy narrow chimney on the west side and was sent packing. Can't wait to come back.


Location: Rhode Island : Rome Point
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Apr 23, 2014

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Comments: I bumped into Boulder#1 after taking the kids out to Rome Point to see the seals haul out on the rocks. Good quality rock with fair height and although it lacks steepness it can offer some fun problems and even some difficulty if one is willing to contrive.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : 3 Walls : The First Wall (Warm Up Wal... : Romney's Dog (V1+)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: May 8, 2013

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Comments: I've been climbing in from the right but the crux at the top is essentially the same. Scary as hell that is. I made it to the layback again last night but ended up pissing myself downclimbing from the crux. two words for this one; gripped and pumped. Can't wait to grow a pair and send.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : 3 Walls : The Second Wall : King Philip (V3-4)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: May 8, 2013

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Comments: I was cleaning the flake to left on the start and a piece fell out making a sidepull flake which made a substantially better starting hold than the left undercling. Unfortunately it also added about 6 inches in reach to the incut hold you can dyno to. Might be an easier start for someone tall but that upper incut is anything but easy. I stuck that thing like 6 times and each time I fell off once I tried bumping up to a better hand hold or took my left foot off. I've been climbing pretty regular ... more >>


Location: Rhode Island : Rockville : Stubtown Rd. Boulders : Clamshell Boulder : Party Favor (V3)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: I agree Joe. I can usually get V4's with some work but this one has spit me off time after time. Certainly not a V3 in my opinion. More like V4+. Regardless a wicked cool problem.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : Main Wall : Main Wall Boulder. : Rock, Paper, Scissors (V2-3)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Apr 28, 2013

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Location: Rhode Island : Rockville : Stubtown Rd. Boulders : Midden Boulder
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Apr 26, 2013

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Comments: After keeping an eye on the boulder for the last year+ It seems the owners started to develop the lot behind the boulder and then stopped. I've climbed here lately with no problems but do so on the down low and if you run into any problems post here asap. Hard to say but its also possible the Midden boulder is not on the posted property (like they did by the cluster which is definitely posted beyond the property line.)


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Apr 24, 2013

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Comments: Black Flys were out in force today.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : RoadSide Wall : Heaven (Roadside Direct) (V5+ PG13)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Apr 24, 2013

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Comments: Evan was soooo close to sending this tonight. Stuck the blocky pinch was moving his left foot up and "pop" off he went.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : The Ivy Wall 13'-35' : Ballista (V3)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Apr 24, 2013

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Comments: I finally got this one today with some ease considering I struggled on it in the past. Possiblly V2+ for shorter stockies people like myself. Evan who's tall couldn't do it yet and he definitely climbs harder than me. Fun problem.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : RoadSide Wall : Topless Carwash (V0+)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Me and a friend designated the 4 inch wide hueco about 4 foot overhead as the GloryHole. Sounds like the pocket your describing. A rare granite hold. Awesome how you can gaston the hold to make the step up.


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : The Backwoods Wall
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Mar 9, 2013

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Comments: Great addition. Looks like fun bouldering in my skill range. Will definitely make going back to the Lost boulder more inviting too(most of LB that I haven't climbed is above my ability).


Location: Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : Mt. Tom : RoadSide Wall : Heaven (Roadside Direct) (V5+ PG13)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Mar 4, 2013

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Comments: Great name. This line has been on my project list for way too long. The pinches get me every time. You should give ViceGrip on the Broken Moon boulder out at Wickaboxet a try sometime (way beyond my ability).


Location: WI : Photo
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Feb 24, 2013

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Comments: I occasionally see the Leinenkugels truck driving through Westerly, RI. Nice reminder of Wisconsin even though I'm not a big kugel fan.


Location: ME : Katahdin : The Armadillo (5.7)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Feb 24, 2013

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Comments: One of the best route descriptions for the Armadillo I've seen on the internet. Thanks.


Location: ME : Katahdin : Pamola IV Ridge (5.7 PG13) : Photo
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Feb 24, 2013

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Comments: What is listed as P3 is actually the traditional route of PIV and the P4 listed on the photo is a right hand variation PIV. The chimney is hidden from view behind the right hand variation.


Location: ME : Katahdin
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Feb 17, 2013

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Comments: On a clear day with little wind the south basin makes for some excellent yodeling.

I would love to see more information on the North Basin.


Location: ME : Katahdin : Pamola IV Ridge (5.7 PG13)
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Feb 17, 2013

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Comments: I gave this a PG13 rating not because of the placements but because of loose rock. In one case my partner above me moved a very large rock (5'x8') with very little pressure. We climbed around it but if he had knocked it from its perch I most likely would not have avoided it.


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Group Camp B : Photo
By: RhodeIslandJeff When: Feb 17, 2013

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Comments: I think what Mr. Shultz was trying to point out was that the spotters were risking injury. Experience has taught me that no spot can be and often is safer.

Fairly tall (12-18 feet), vertical (give or take a little), and a level landing can be best spotted away from the pad only helping a falling climber if he/she is flying off the pad into other obstacles (trees and rocks etc.). Allow the pad to do its job.

Of course every climb is different and a more direct spot might be beneficial (climbe... more >>


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