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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, 20 ft
FA: Kevin Bein 1978
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Shared By: JSH on Nov 25, 2006
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Description

This pitch is a variation to Something Interesting or Three Pines. It begins at the GT ledge.

Establish a belay on the right side of the large alcove above Something Interesting. From the obvious left-facing corner, hand traverse out to the hanging arete (hand-sized cams for protection are recommended, however pumpy they may be to place). Pull the lip in an interesting mantle move, and head up to easier ground.

The pitch has been graded everywhere from 5.8+ to 5.10a. Do it and decide for yourself! Or do it without regard to the grade, and enjoy the aesthetic pleasure of just being ... out there.

Location

Proceed to the base of the Mac Wall; look up. That's "it".

Protection

Mostly hand-sized cams, to a #3. Double ropes may make the route considerably more pleasant for your second.

A camera, for the belayer, is also a good idea (even better, a third party to take pictures).
M Bageant
Cambridge, MA
M Bageant   Cambridge, MA
Get out and Dangle!!!

I don't think 5.10a really describes this route. I think it's more like a V3 boulder problem where you have to place a few cams as you go. I also think it's a blast! Apr 18, 2017
Jon Po
Mahwah, NJ
Jon Po   Mahwah, NJ
I couldn't agree more Frank, I've always felt this thing is more of a joke than a real route. Mar 27, 2017
frank minunni
Las Vegas, NV
frank minunni   Las Vegas, NV
I always chuckle when I see these pics (and I've done it myself) when you can literally walk across the ledge. Whoever did this first had a keen eye for the dramatic. Jan 10, 2017
Morgan Patterson   CT  
we all love the dangler... Jun 26, 2012
Seth Derr
harrisburg, pa
 
Seth Derr   harrisburg, pa
 
Sure, it's short. Sure, the photo is a bit cliche. BUT, i loved it. Was very intimidated standing on the ledge looking out toward the point, but once i sunk that first piece and started moving i thought it was some pretty damn exciting climbing. And yes, i did get the photo to show my mum. Jul 22, 2011
Jason Antin
Golden, CO
  5.10a
Jason Antin   Golden, CO
  5.10a
Good Gear, Fun moves and a great finish to Something Interesting. Now I need to go back and do it with a little more "style"! Nov 2, 2010
I definitely disagree with the above posts. Something Interesting or Three Pines are great approaches and worth climbing in their own right, regardless of their grade. That ledge is awesome just to hangout on and enjoy the party. The Dangler is a great fun way to finish off those climbs even if you forget your camera. Sep 25, 2009
Chris Duca
Havertown, PA
  5.8+
Chris Duca   Havertown, PA
  5.8+
I whole-heartedly agree. For 10 feet of actual climbing and a photo op that's become a Gunks cliche, I don't think it's entirely worth the approach. Aug 29, 2009
eric larson
aurora, co
eric larson   aurora, co
worth doing once for a badass photo to show your mother! Feb 6, 2009