The most incredible boulder search ever yesterday! Scouted a new area that I had spotted a couple nice boulders two weeks ago and found 20+ more all within 1/4 mile of a forest service road and all beautiful. 4 were over 20ft high and two had caves. The one in the middle of the picture is 15ft...the other two are huge!
Hey all, I wanted to let you know that I and another guy, Jeff, have been doing a bunch of cleaning and new routing down at Mt. Tom in southern RI. There is a ton of potential here. The area was more popular in the ‘80s when the Rhody Loadies would climb here, bouldering and top roping, but then it was left fallow mostly until Mike Golub, Dana and friends did a few things. Now that we all have pads, a lot of the short ledges are great for bouldering and highballing. If you are into rescrubbing old routes and putting up new ones, you should check it out. It is the second biggest and best area in RI, after LW and fairly close to the Lost Boulder. I have posted some info up on Mountainproject. I am concentrating on cleaning a bunch of easier stuff first, but there are all grades. Shoot me a message if you would like a tour or more information. With some work this will be a great alternative to LW.
I ran into Wickaboxet Management Area (RI) this afternoon to look for the Broken Moon boulder, a sweet 20 foot egg. I found it and a bunch more undeveloped ones. There is good stuff there. I can't wait to go back with a pad, brush and more time. The boulders are not near the main ledge. I grabbed a few photos and posted them up in MP http://www.mountainproject.com/v/rhode-island/106842810