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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|
|Type:||Trad, 160 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Hans Kraus, Roger Wolcott, Del Wilde, 1941|
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|Shared By:||Guy H. on Feb 21, 2006|
DescriptionThough it has some competition, this is the best 5.3 at the Gunks. It is the steepest 5.3 that I have ever been on! This area, the Mac wall, is another destination area, since there are a number of high quality routes nearby. One of the three old pine trees is now missing due to an ice storm in 2002.
The Three Pines access trail is about a 5-6 min. walk from the Uberfall, and a 1-2 min. walk from where the East Trapps Connector Trail meets the carriage road. The trail arrives just below MF.
Start below a corner system 30' left of the obvious crack of Something Interesting, at a short right-facing blocky corner with a small tree on a ledge at ~8'. Two huge pine trees can be seen above.
P1: Angle up and left into a left-facing dihedral. Follow this crack to a large ledge with a pine tree. 5.3, 60'.
(It is straightforward to combine P1 and P2 - just take care to keep your rope away from pine sap.)
P2: Continue up the right-facing dihedral with a large fat crack to your left. Finish on a large ledge with a bolt anchor. 5.3, 50'.
P3: Re-establish your belay about 30' to the right, below the next left-facing corner system. Climb the blocky left-facing dihedral above, using the "diving board". Step right (or straight up the short hand crack -- 5.6), then work up the face above. 5.3, 50'.
Descent: Walk back left to a big pine tree, and find a set of bolts; three rappels with one rope using bolt anchors.