|e. The Mac Wall (Something Interesting)
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This pitch is a variation to Something Interesting or Three Pines. It begins at the GT ledge.
Establish a belay on the right side of the large alcove above Something Interesting. From the obvious left-facing corner, hand traverse out to the hanging arete (hand-sized cams for protection are recommended, however pumpy they may be to place). Pull the lip in an interesting mantle move, and head up to easier ground.
The pitch has been graded everywhere from 5.8+ to 5.10a. Do it and decide for yourself! Or do it without regard to the grade, and enjoy the aesthetic pleasure of just being ... out there.
Proceed to the base of the Mac Wall; look up. That's "it".
Mostly hand-sized cams, to a #3. Double ropes may make the route considerably more pleasant for your second.
A camera, for the belayer, is also a good idea (even better, a third party to take pictures).
|By eric larson|
From: aurora, co
Feb 6, 2009
worth doing once for a badass photo to show your mother!
|By Chris Duca|
From: Havertown, PA
Aug 29, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
I whole-heartedly agree. For 10 feet of actual climbing and a photo op that's become a Gunks cliche, I don't think it's entirely worth the approach.
|By vanishing spy|
Sep 25, 2009
I definitely disagree with the above posts. Something Interesting or Three Pines are great approaches and worth climbing in their own right, regardless of their grade. That ledge is awesome just to hangout on and enjoy the party. The Dangler is a great fun way to finish off those climbs even if you forget your camera.
|By J Antin|
From: Denver, CO
Nov 2, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Good Gear, Fun moves and a great finish to Something Interesting. Now I need to go back and do it with a little more "style"!
|By Seth Derr|
From: harrisburg, pa
Jul 22, 2011
Sure, it's short. Sure, the photo is a bit cliche. BUT, i loved it. Was very intimidated standing on the ledge looking out toward the point, but once i sunk that first piece and started moving i thought it was some pretty damn exciting climbing. And yes, i did get the photo to show my mum.