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Mary's Tricks begins on the improbable flake system on the west side of Mary's Bust. A tricky start gives way to moderate climbing on a system of well-featured plates. Nice moves on solid stone. The starting flakes look as though they should be friable but in fact are very solid. Crux is early.
This is left and just uphill from the start to Proud Mary.
Eight draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.
Megan slipping by the crux.
Megan closing down.
Megan, over and done.
Brent getting through the crux on Mary's Tricks.
Me at the crux section of M's T.
|Comments on Mary's Tricks
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 29, 2008
This is a fantastic short route. Great moves at the crux come after the 2nd bolt then it backs off a good bit. Above the crux it's all big solid jugs, but don't be lulled as it is sustaining and can still pump you up finishing it out.
|By John Dubya|
Jun 8, 2012
So far this is my favorite route at Mary's...probably because its overhanging with mostly good holds and solid rock, which is atypical for this area full of technical and sometimes crumbly slab. Do it!