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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, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Jim McCarthy, Joe Kelsey, Dick Williams 1968|
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|Shared By:||Jeff Welch on Apr 23, 2007|
DescriptionCredibility Gap is a fun 5.6 just the the left of Asphodel's huge right-facing corner. The route begins right at the base of the corner.
Pitch 1 is a good introduction to 5.6 for a solid 5.5 leader. The crux moves are exciting and exposed, but the holds are all big, and the moves well protected. The route is better than it looks from the ground.
P1: Climb the crack in the slick but slabby left face of the corner. From the top, diagonal up and left on easy rock to an obvious, low-angle right facing corner. You can belay here, but I found no need to. Climb the ramp and corner to the roof, then make an airy exit left onto the face. Go straight up the steep face to the ledge with a couple pine trees (this is also the belay for Welcome to the Gunks. 5.6 G/PG, ~110 feet.
You need 2x60m or a 70m rope to rappel from here, and be sure to toss the rope towards climber's left to avoid the pine trees at the P1 belay ledge.
P2: Straight up to the largest overhang about 30 feet up, step left and climb up the face to a small flaky left-facing corner, step back right and go up to a pine tree on the GT ledge. 5.5 PG, 60 feet.
Descent: From the GT ledge, two ropes to the ground; or rappel leftwards to the double-bolt anchor above Welcome to the Gunks.