Rough approximation of the bushwhack.
Marcy's initial cliffs in the top of Panther Gorge.
Flank of Little Haystack.
'Krummholz in Panther Gorge.
In the drainage below Grand Central Slide.
Greg looking up the drainage.
Kevin on a boulder climb.
Looking up the dike, waterfall, crevasse.
The top...not a cloud in the sky.
New carnage on the north side of the main face of Marcy
Easy walking under Marcy's eastern face.
Looking up Panther Gorge from partway down.
The 'white' track of the eastern face.
Gorge from the slide base.
One option of ascent a the bottom...it was a bit too wet and we opted for a drying location.
Greg on the first pitch...it's steeper than it looks.
Vertical ledge following the slide.
Lots of contour.
Our slides grown in runout, beaver ponds and Haystack.
A bit of perspective.
Looking at the ledges
Slope of Marcy's eastern exposure.
The curve of the top ledge of the face.
Getting over the crux.
Last big move 250' up.
Just a little more....
Even with the top of the main face.
The slope lessens.
Greg getting water on the thin old slide track on the southern flank of Marcy
Our target on Skylight...the bowl of slab and rubble slide (dead center)...doesn't look like much and really isn't !
In the stream on Skylight.
Lots of boulders.
Nearing the bowl and a small sandy slide.
On the main rubble slide.
Lenticulars build over Haystack.
Greg (top left) of the largest exposed slab on the eastern face of Skylight.
Old and slick slab.
'Krummholz' in krumholz.
You've got to be kidding, will this never end?
No, I'm not kidding and it never will end! I'm crawling at this point.
Our view after an hour of bushwhacking...summit still not in sight.
A poke with a sharp stick will get the blood flowing! It was actually a tiny puncture. Either that or he got attacked by a martin.
A friendly 3 Toed Woodpecker.