Rough approximation of route DOWN Marcy.
Approximation of our route up Haystack to summit direct.
8:30 a.m., Greg Kadlecik "Krummholz" on Marcy. Thinking, "What have I gotten myself into; We're gonna whack 1.5 miles down there and up Haystack???!"
Bushwhack route down Marcy and up Haystack.
5 minutes into the Marcy bushwhack descent.
Looking back toward the ridge from drainage.
Perspective on the descent valley.
Greg side sloping to get into shorter cripplebrush.
Drainage directly into the slide (near turn)
Entrance onto Grand Central Slide, Marcy.
Looking up the slide, ledge in background marks the turn toward ridge...mainly rubble above.
Down, down, down.
Greg on the slide.
Another nice ledge.
Diagonal near bottom (about 30 above cliff)
Looking up from diagonal redirect in slab.
Marcy east face in background.
Greg coming down final ledge.
Our route up Haystack.
Traverse route across Panther Gorge to base of Haystack.
Growth atop southern ledge of crevasse.
Marcy east face in background taken from southern descent along crevasse.
Ledge descent to south of waterfall/cliff.
Marcy Brook in center of Panther Gorge.
Cliffs along Marcy's northern ridge from low on Haystack.
Typical bushwhacking up small drainage.
I signed up for this!?
Open rock near the top of Haystacks drainage b/t Summit proper and Little Haystack.
Top of drainage area.
Greg along first outcrop.
Haystack outcrop...our route to summit.
More anorthositic sculpures...God's artwork.
Saddleback slide from Gothics near cables...only Armstrong, Upper/Lower Wolfjaw, Hedgehog and Roostercomb to go!