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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, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Hans Kraus, Ken Prestrud, Bonnie Prudden, 1946. FFA: Art Gran, 1950's|
|Page Views:||21,579 total, 151/month|
|Shared By:||Guy H. on Feb 21, 2006|
DescriptionThis great route is very popular, so plan ahead.
The Something Interesting access trail is about a 6-min. walk from the Uberfall, or a 2-min. walk from where the East Trapps Connector Trail meets the carriage road. When the leaves are down, you'll spot the crack from the carriage road, and the access trail is just a few feet further. At the cliff, walk left to get to the start, below a long crack about 30' right of Three Pines.
P1: Follow a right-leaning finger crack to a bulge with a large reach, then surmount that to a ledge. There are several pitons to reassure you that you're in the right place.
P2: Continue up the crack and fun face above to the GT ledge. Gear anchor.
It's easy enough to link P1 and P2 in one 140' pitch to the GT - just bring lots of runners and gear. It's possible to rappel from the Three Pines bolts at the GT ledge (2 ropes, or 2 raps with 1 rope).
P3: Climb a left-facing dihedral behind the (missing) pine tree to a the larger right-facing dihedral above. Follow this to a bolt anchor. 5.7+, 90'.
The Dangler used to be listed as a variation for P3.
Rap with one rope using the bolted stations between Three Pines and Something Interesting.
Note if you're wanting to set up a TR or top belay: the bolted station at the top of P1 doesn't work well for TR or top belaying; they are 20' to the left of the pitch. At the GT, there are giant rocks at the top of the P2 that you can sling for a top belay (and plenty of gear placements available).