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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, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Jim McCarthy, Roman Sadowy, Claude Suhl, 1960|
|Page Views:||17,461 total, 121/month|
|Shared By:||Guy H. on Feb 21, 2006|
DescriptionThis is THE standard for 5.9 routes at the Gunks. It is a must do for a visiting climber. The route is located to the right of Three Pines on the right side of the Mac Wall.
The MF 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. The trail leads to the base of the climb at a 20'-high thin crack. This is about 80' right of Something Interesting.
P1: Climb the crack and face below the overhang, making a slight jog to the left. Place gear in the horizontal to the right (or clip the piton) and pull right through the overhang onto the small ledge. You'll need to make a few moves before you get your next gear. The final moves up and left through the headwall will test your endurance. A stimulating lead; 5.9, 80'.
Variation: Instead of moving right after clipping the piton, head straight up the overhang and climb the crack above to the anchor. 5.10a, R.
P2: Traverse right though a left-facing corner and through the notch in the roof. Continue upwards to a horizontal traverse to the left. Follow the right-facing dihedral to the GT Ledge. 5.9, 80'.
There is a bolted anchor atop P1. From P2, it is difficult to reach the P1 bolts due to the overhang; climb easier rock to the cliff top, then rappel the bolted line 50' to climber's left, or descend with two ropes to the ground.