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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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Iron Cross

Iron Cross V4 6B  Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : ... : 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
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