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The "Lost" Boulder

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The "Lost" Boulder  

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Location: 41.6172, -71.7657 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M Sprague, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dana Seaton on Sep 20, 2010
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Good sized bloc of varying heights and amazing rock quality; beautiful slopers, incut flakes and perfect texture. Originally found by Dana Seaton and Mike Galoob in 1999 after getting lost in the woods. Problems range from v1 to v11. Note - this is a superb boulder so has gotten some attention by exuberant groups. Though it may seem you are way out in the woods by yourself due to the long indirect approach, you are actually well within earshot of a residence. Please keep your noise level to a minimum and leave the boulder cleaned of tickmarks. If you do your part to rake the leaves off the top it will help for a dry visit the next time too.

This boulder is best visited during the prime cool dry season, as it can get very buggy and jungle like feeling in the heat of Summer

Getting There 

Drive west on Rt 165 past Mt. Tom and take a right on to Escoheag Hill Rd. (turns into Hazard Rd.) Drive approximately 3 miles, passing Stepping stone Ranch and the Rod and Gun Club. At the bottom of a hill park at the large dirt pull off with a gate on the right. Follow a dirt track across the open space, that believe it or not used to be the parking area for the old Pine Top ski area, to link up with the blue blazed North South trail, heading south. Look for a small rapid on the left that opens into a small pond. Cross the stream and head right at one o'clock from the stream for a couple minutes (you may have to bushwhack some. If you see the faint remains of a log skidding trail, follow that) to find a fire trail. Take a right on the fire trail another few minutes and look for looming bloc on the right. map

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The "Lost" Boulder:
Drive By   V3 6A     Boulder   
Summit or Die   V4 6B     Boulder   
Notochord   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Ground Zero   V10 7C+     Boulder   
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Featured Route For The "Lost" Boulder
Drive By, Left V3 and Right V3+ finishes

Drive By V3 6A  Rhode Island : Arcadia Management Area : The "Lost" Boulder
Start at the common sloper start, move right to another sloper, then drive by or campus into a juggy flake that looks like a climbing shoe or gangster mobile, depending on your frame of mind. Do a big move up left from here to nice rounded incut flake and an honest top out. A great route. All the holds make you smile....[more]   Browse More Classics in Rhode Island

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By M Sprague
From: New England
5 days ago
Still lots of snow on the approach to the boulder today. I was punching through almost to my knees in places, sometimes with water below, so wear your Wellies. The river is also raging, as to be expected, but somebody built a nice plank bridge over to a downed tree about 100' upstream from the usual crossing, so it is no problem getting over. 6" of ice and snow still on top of the boulder. I'll try to get back with a shovel later this week. Only Summit or Die and Drive By were completely dry. Friction on the dry stuff was great though! It made Summit feel like an easy 2. The staring rail and feet of Ground Zero were soaked; the last few moves dry enough to work.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Dec 22, 2010
This is a very sweet boulder. It's too bad it is pretty much by it's self, but it is worth the trip to get to it. There are a few other scattered problems in the general area if you hike around further. If you took the fire road NW about 1/2 mile instead, there is a small crag that offers some nice moderate highballs or short TRs. (GPS 41.627190, -71.777861)

During high water the stream crossing gets very difficult. It pretty much becomes raging white water so you have to hope there is a big tree down across it. (edit - Somebody made a "bridge" out of logs and rope, so the crossing is easier now)
By Joe M.
Mar 5, 2012
Do you have better beta on getting to the Lost boulder than what is on here? I can't really figure out what is going on as the maps don't show the North South trail???
By M Sprague
From: New England
Mar 5, 2012

This map should help. I need to get the GPS coordinates again since I lost them in my old GPS. Coming out of the old gravel parking area the trail has a lot of little branches from the ATVers. If in doubt stay to the left near the stream and don't get drawn up the hillside to the right. If you want to check it out, Joe, let me know and I will try to go out there with you. I haven't been there in a few years, so would like to see how the problems feel now.

We have another really good boulder I could show you that is only 5 min hike in off the road. We sent some more routes on it today. There is just one that I would like to give another good try on before posting it up. I was so close on it today. I want to get it before the strong kids with big ape indexes snag it on me without doing the work of finding and cleaning it..can't completely spoon feed them.
By Joe M.
Mar 6, 2012
That map is perfect. I will let you know when I can get down there. I hear you on the boulder hunting thing, it can be frustrating to do all the work and let others get all the sends...
By Dana Seaton
Nov 28, 2012
There are now two tree stands within immediate range of the Lost Boulder. These folks most likely installed the cable across the river. Be extremely cautious when approaching, wear your day glow orange, and maintain a verbal presence, and do not go alone if you can avoid it. If you meet hunters please be polite, explain our use of the area, and try to get a sense of what days might be best to avoid each other.
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