Marshall's Madness - Crack of Dawn
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|Type: ||Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.10a [details]|
|FA: ||Marshall's Madness: Marshall, Christian, & Kauffman - 1955|
Crack of Dawn: McLaughlin & Janoscrat - 1980
|Submitted By: ||Josh Janes on Jan 19, 2007|
Face of a Thousand Pitons...MM climbs the dark col...
While Marshall's Madness and Crack of Dawn are two separate routes, by far and away the most classic way to climb them is to link one into the other and that is how they are described here.
Begin near the arete left of Triple S.
P1: Climb steep rock to a belay stance (a short pitch).
P2: Continue up the cracks and step right to the overhang. Pull this overhang via a handcrack (steep, obvious from the ground) and continue to the top. Bolted anchor.
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|Comments on Marshall's Madness - Crack of Dawn
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jan 19, 2007
One of my favorite routes at Seneca. Take a few 3" cams for the superb jamming section.
|By Jeff Mekolites|
From: HOTlanta, GA
Apr 4, 2007
Doing this in one long pitch is the way to go. Great climbing. Pumpy.
|By Kris Gorny|
Oct 15, 2007
The FFA of Marshalls Madness was done in 1955!? Wow! Hemp ropes around the chest, hiking boots, and iron pitons. Hats off!
|By Jesse Morehouse|
May 27, 2008
While these two climbs share the same start, Marshalls is a fun climb in its own right straight up from the belay. Both are classics!
|By Matt Desenberg|
From: Wells, Me
May 21, 2009
Good amount of exposure up high on this one. Definately a Seneca classic, terrific line.