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All Battered Boyfriends T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
All Ryled Up T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
All Things Holy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Anorthofright T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Belshazzar's Fate T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Cat on a Wet Tin Roof T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Climb After Slime T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
CrazyDog's Halo T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Eye for an Eye T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
For Whom the Lichen Tolls T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Galaxy of Tears T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Haycrack T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
Kitten's Got Claws T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Less Than Zero PG T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Marcy’s Great Chimney (aka Empty Tomb) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Margin Slide T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13
One for the Boys T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Panther's Fang T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Panther's Pinnacle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Pioneer Anomaly T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Predatory Instincts T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Pride, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Promised Land T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Psalm 23 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Ranger on the Rock T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Revelations T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Rumours of War T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Slacker Cracker T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Tail of Redemption T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Watery Grave TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Windjammer T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wreck of the Lichen Fitzgerald T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
You Moss be Kidding Me! T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Type: Trad, 700 ft
FA: Kevin MudRat MacKenzie, Greg Kadlecik, 2012
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Shared By: Kevin MudRat MacKenzie on Jul 30, 2014
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Description

An interesting way to climb the margin of the East Face of Mt. Marcy. This enlargement of the face offers fourth and easy fifth class climbing on slab, corners and breaks through the upper cliff band of the face via a series of exposed moves to the low-angle slab at the top.

Descend by rappelling or bushwhacking south to the Old Slide (aka Pipeline) on the southern flank of Mt. Marcy.

Location

Navigate southwest toward the east face of Marcy once at the bottom of the gorge. Cross the drainage from Grand Central Slide (about 15 feet wide). Avoid a large debris field from a 2011 rock-fall on the right side of the face. Hug the bottom of the face on easy terrain until you're about 100 feet away from the southern edge--a slide that forms the margin of the face.

Either start on the same line as Ranger on the Rock and traverse south or begin amongst the rising corners at the bottom of the slide.

Protection

Standard rack or simply friction climb the slide.

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Kevin MudRat MacKenzie
Lake Placid, NY
 
Kevin MudRat MacKenzie   Lake Placid, NY
 
I’d say it’s a 3 hr bushwhack to summit from Margin Slide top...if you hit it right. I have, however, topped out and cut over to the Old Slide (faces Skylight on south side) from the top of the Margin Slide. If you try that stay on contour to avoid wicked fir wave just below. It’s about a 20 minute whack to the Old Slide. The eastern side of that is steep, but it gets a little less so as you traverse across. The western most track of that leads up to the cliff below Schofield Cobble and the southern ridge of Marcy. Alternately, it is possible to summit Marcy from the top of Grand Central slide (2 hrs hard bushwhack). Oct 3, 2014
spyguy  
does anyone know if you can summit marcy from the "margin slide" route? Oct 3, 2014