Galaxy of Tears
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 600 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Dustin Ulrich, Kevin MudRat MacKenzie 2016 June 17|
|Page Views:||147 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Kevin MudRat MacKenzie on Jun 21, 2016|
DescriptionThe route is one of the longest lines on Mt. Marcy’s northern walls with highlights that include an airy climb up an exposed open book on P2 and funky face climbing on P4. Expansive views overlook the Agharta Wall to the left. The world is a troubled place--terror attacks, mass shootings and violence of every form—Galaxy of Tears is a tribute to the fallen victims.
P1: 5.8 120’ G
Follow the left-most fingercrack to a handcrack and belay from cracks at the top near a 3 foot wide flake that overhangs the Agharta Wall.
P2: 5.9 150’ PG
Follow the obvious finger crack up an exposed arête and move left before the overhang. Continue up a slightly left rising dihedral to an open book with the crux at an exposed hand traverse. Climb to its top and belay from a good ledge.
P3: 5.8 170’ PG
Climb a right-facing flake that turns into a corner with sketchy gear. Climb past top of Kat Nap and drift right on low angle slab. Break through the trees to the base of the upper cliff band.
P4: 5.6 160’ G
Begin about 50’ left of a large left-facing corner. Climb obvious cracks/face climb on an extremely featured face – envision an enormous cheese-grater. Follow a short wall left to a chimney. Climb low angle slab to trees and belay.