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Warm Up Area aka The Tomato Overhangs / Mack'sTraverse

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Warm Up Area aka The Tomato Overhangs / Mack'sTraverse  

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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+

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

42 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Warm Up Area aka The Tomato Overhangs / Mack'sTraverse:
Cave Warm Up   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Warm Up Cave
Mack's Crack   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   Mack's traverse
Mack's Traverse   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 25'   Mack's traverse
New Direction   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 10'   Warm Up Cave
Cave Roof   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Warm Up Cave
Cave Overhang   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Warm Up Cave
The Great Thanksgiving Smoke Out Massacre   V4 6B     Boulder   Iron Cross Boulder
Iron Cross   V4 6B     Boulder   Iron Cross Boulder
Neil's Lunge   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Warm Up Cave
Ab Master   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 10'   Warm Up Cave
New Dimension   V7 7A+     Boulder, 14'   Warm Up Cave
Rump to Jump   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Warm Up Cave
Jacked Bagel   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Warm Up Cave
Off the Couch   V7 7A+     Boulder   Iron Cross Boulder
Clutch Dimension   V8 7B     Boulder, 17'   Warm Up Cave
Clutch   V8 7B     Boulder, 13'   Warm Up Cave
Gassed Off   V8 7B     Boulder, 25'   Warm Up Cave
Full Throttle   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   Warm Up Cave
Shoot to Maim   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   Warm Up Cave
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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
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