Mt Tom

Directions
Mt. Tom is located in the Arcadia State Management area. From points north take Exit 5 off Rt 95. Go left (east) on Rt 102. Take a right (south) on Rt 3. Take a right (west) on Rt 165. Go for approximately four miles and right after you cross Wood River take a left on Mt Tom Road. Park where Paris Brook crosses under the road. Take the Mt Tom trail (north side of road, east of bridge) until you see the crags on the left.

From points south take Exit 4 off Rt 95. Go right (north) on Rt 3. Take a left (west) on Rt 165. Go for approximately four miles and right after you cross Wood River take a left on Mt Tom Road. Park where Paris Brook crosses under the road. Take the Mt Tom trail (north side of road, east of bridge) until you see the crags on the left.

Routes
The main cliff at Mt Tom is 29 feet in height. There are trees just about everywhere at the top of the cliff to set up top-ropes. The rock is granite with little or no loose rock. There are some overhanging routes on the cliffs facing west and some low-angled slabs facing east. The slab is 35 feet high and offers some easy climbs for beginners/kids. The most climbed cliffs are those facing west just after you pass the overlook on the trail. There are small tendon-pulling holds on the face climbs and a roof that offers some fun jugging. There is a RI classic climb here called Halloween that is rated 5.12c. If you want to create your own routes you may need a wire brush to clean the rock which is lichen covered in some spots. Most of the rock here was climbed back in the 1980s by the Rhody Loadies.


Halloween - 5.12c, FA (TR) Ed Sewall, 1987


Main Wall
-- Blue-5.9, Blue Dot- 5.11. Yellow-5.8 (orange variation 5.10), Pink- The Toast and The Football 5.10, Green-5.6, Red-5.10(orange variation The Drip 5.11) Blue-5.8

Blue dot climb - FA Mack Johnson 1980s.
The Toast and The Football- FA John (Whitey) MacLean, 1980s
The Drip - FA John (Whitey) MacLean, 1980s



Main Wall- South End


Firewall (22 feet high)


20 foot cliff


13 foot cliff

Photos


Ed Sewall on "Halloween" circa 1987.


John "Whitey" MacLean on Firewall circa early 1980s.