Arcadia Management Area is RIís largest Management Area, almost 14 thousand acres, located in the southwest part of the state. It is bisected north and south by Rt 165 and contains areas around Mt. Tom and Escoheag. The area offers a bit of top roping, mainly moderates at Mt Tomís Main Wall and the old test piece at the Halloween outcrop, but is mostly a bouldererís haunt. Much of it is scattered, but some of the best individual boulders of RI are found here, such as the Lost Boulder.
From Providence, go south on Rt 95 to exit 5 to put you on Rt 102 east. This will bring you to Rt 3. Take a right onto Rt 3 south, then a right again onto 165 heading west, crossing back under Rt 95. For parking, see the individual areas.
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Temperance V5 Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : The "Found" Boulder
The left arete of the tall overhanging north side. Sit down under the arete with your right hand on a good edge and left pinching the arete (double pad if you wish if you are short). Work up the arete until you can pop for the good hold in the seam running across the top of the nose. Top out. The upper flake has not been reinforced, so try not to be too brutal with it....[more] Browse More Classics in Rhode Island