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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  


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Submitted By: Jake D. on Feb 3, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: Iron Cross starts on the well chalked right facing...

Description 

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

Getting There 

First boulder you see when you come up the trail.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.5 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['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',1],['V2-3',5],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Iron Cross Boulder:
Crimp Roof   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   
The Great Thanksgiving Smoke Out Massacre   V4 6B     Boulder   
Iron Cross   V4 6B     Boulder   
Off the Couch   V7 7A+     Boulder   
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Iron Cross

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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Chris flashing Iron Cross with Sasquatch the spott...
Chris hitting the final jug and flashing Iron Cros...
Chris hitting the final jug and flashing Iron Cros...

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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
Frank,

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.

Cheers!