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+
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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['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
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Iron Cross V4 6B Rhode Island
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: ... : Iron Cross Boulder
The left side of the ledge is overhanging. At the right edge of the steepness is a big arching flake. Left of the flake is a big horny jug. Start standing (or jumping to) the jug and do a big iron cross out left and continue traversing left on crimps. Finish up on Fish Crack at the end of the face and top out on the sloper jug. - originally this was done by starting up the big flake, which significantly adds to the pump, though most do the shortened version now or go all the way for Loadie...[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