Type: Trad, 150 ft (45 m), 2 pitches
FA: Jim McCarthy, Harry Daley, Hans Kraus, 1962
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Shared By: John Peterson on Feb 28, 2006 · Updates
Admins: RJ B, Morgan Patterson

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Westward Ha! is definitely one of the best 7's at the Gunks.

The top of the route is quite close to end of the carriage road that ends on top of Millbrook. This spot can be located by a place where the trail leaves the cliff edge and ascends a short rocky band to the road. Instead of going up, follow a climber's trail (past an ominous "go away" sign) for a couple hundred feet.

Old Dead Tree Coordinates: 41.7081537,-74.2256743
Use two better trees 30 feet to the left of this tree.

Rappel about 150' down to the ledge at the base of the route. You'll see everything as you come down. The obvious corner just right of the rap is most of it.

P1: Climb through broken rock and a small overhang to a good ledge with a tree. This leads to a perfect corner system - lots of pro and exposure. A small belay ledge is found at the top. 5.7, 130'.

P2: The second pitch is short - up a face and short crack to the ledge with the rap tree. 5.7, 40'.


Standard Gunks rack.