Warm Up Area aka The Tomato Overhangs / Mack'sTraverse
BETA PHOTO: Feeling the start holds for Neil's Lunge in the wa...
Originally called The Tomato Overhangs, but nowadays more often simply referred to as the Warm-up Area or "Let's meet at Mack's Traverse", this area is just up the hill from the northern most point of the loop road, just across the road from picnic area #59. Due to it's central location to much of the bouldering and ample numbers of south facing lines, it is often used as a meet up point. There are four ledges: from right to left- the Warm-up Boulder, Iron Cross, Mack's Traverse, and the Warm-up Cave. Down the hill a little, near the edge of the little pond are the Lilly Pad Boulders. There are routes from V0 to V11+
If coming in from the Twin Rivers Rd entrance off of Rt146, once in the park take a left and find a parking spot, then continue on the road past the gate on foot. Stay to the right on the main road and in a couple minutes the road will pass a little pond on the left and an inlet of Olney pond on your right. Shortly past the water, across from the big dirt parking spot of picnic area #59, you should see a path (picnic site #27) leading up the hill to the left. Hike in a little and look off to your left.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
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Neil's Lunge V4 6B Rhode Island
: Lincoln Woods
: ... : Warm Up Cave
This was my first V4 and I still love doing it every time I visit the warm up cave. Thankfully it feels a bit easier now than that first time!Start on the obvious left facing flake in the center of the wall. Make some fun moves up the flake to two crimps then a tougher move to the sidepull (or gaston) and one more tricky move to the top.And avoid good holds out right for full value.*Beta* - If you are having trouble getting the sidepull, consider getting clever with the flake and your right he...[more] Browse More Classics in Rhode Island
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By M Sprague
From: New England
Jan 22, 2012
Originally, back in the day, this area was called The Tomato Overhangs, with the Warm-up Cave called The Big Tomato Overhang..a little confusing since there are also the Tomato Boulders