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Routes in e. The Mac Wall (Something Interesting)

Birdie Party T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Co-op T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Coexistence T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Credibility Gap T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dangler, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dry Martini T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fall to Grace T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Fly Again T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Girly Man T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Grape Nuts T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Graveyard Shift T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Higher Stannard T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Impenetrable Ceilings T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
Interstice T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jane Fonda Workout for Pregnant Women, The TR 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Land Ho! T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Land's End (Direct) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Laughing Man T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
MF T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Men At Arms T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Mother's Day Party T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Overhanging Layback T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Redirectional Idealism T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A4-5 X
Scene of the Climb T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Something Boring T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Something Interesting T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Star Action T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Still Crazy After All These Years T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Tequila Mockingbird T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Three Pines T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Tough Existence T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tough Shift T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Try Again T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Welcome to the Gunks T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Elevation: 1,064 ft
GPS: 41.739, -74.184 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: JSH on Feb 15, 2011
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Peregrine Closure 2017

The closure for peregrine nesting goes from Tough Shift (right end of the Mac Wall), all the way to Immaculate Virgin (just before the Mantel Block, Raunchy and V-3). This includes the entire Guides' Wall area.

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Description

Major Features: The Mac Wall is named after the man whose name graces almost all of the first ascents in the area: Jim McCarthy. It's no coincidence that this area is dense in multi-starred classic routes, particularly in the 5.10 range.

If someone says "Meet me at the Mac Wall", they're almost certainly describing the dozen or so routes centered around MF, up to about Overhanging Layback.

For our purposes, though, this entire area starts with the major, classic corner system of Three Pines, and extends past the Mac Wall proper, past Welcome to the Gunks, and ends at the huge right-facing orange corner of Asphodel.

Approach: For the Mac Wall proper, walk down the carriage road; once you're past the East Trapps Connector (Stairmaster) intersection, keep an eye out for the very obvious right-leaning crack of Something Interesting. The next - a few yards down the carriage road - brings you right to the base of MF. A bit further down the carriage road, another will bring you straight to the bottom of Welcome.

Descent: For the Mac Wall proper, many routes have two-bolt anchors atop first pitches, and one 60m rope will get you to the ground.

There is a set of three bolted anchors descending from the clifftop between Three Pines and Something Interesting. The bolts at the clifftop themselves are a bit hidden in a copse of trees, well left of the top of Three Pines. Rap 3x with one rope, or 2x with 2 ropes, and be aware of parties below you.

There is a tree rappel over Overhanging Layback from the GT; one rope will get you to first-pitch bolts over the right end of the Mac Wall, or two to the ground.

For Tequila Mockingbird and neighbors, plan on topping out and descending via bolts over Something Interesting.

For the routes near Welcome to the Gunks, it is strongly recommended to have two ropes. An intermediate anchor exists, but you won't like it!

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Classic Climbing Routes at e. The Mac Wall (Something Interesting)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Three Pines
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Credibility Gap
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Overhanging Layback
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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Something Interesting
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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Higher Stannard
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
MF
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The Dangler
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Welcome to the Gunks
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Star Action
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mother's Day Party
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Birdie Party
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Try Again
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Coexistence
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Graveyard Shift
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Interstice
Trad 2 pitches
Three Pines 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 3 pitches
Credibility Gap 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Overhanging Layback 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Something Interesting 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Higher Stannard 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
MF 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Dangler 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Welcome to the Gunks 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Star Action 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Mother's Day Party 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Birdie Party 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Try Again 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Coexistence 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Graveyard Shift 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Interstice 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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