Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 19, 2009 - 08:16pm PT
I'm planning to do Mary's Tears to NEBoHC next week.
Anyone done it lately?
Specifically, I'm wondering about the 5.11a 3rd pitch which Reid's guide calls "5.10a seasonally wet" on one section and "dirt" on another. Is is still wet and dirty? Have the years of traffic since then cleaned out the dirt? Is the 5.11a variation the better way to go on that pitch?
I've never done Mary's Tears, but it doesn't seem like anyone else is offering up info yet. The hearsay is that Lucho and Rob cleaned it up quite a bit while doing Gemini...and some friends of mine climbed it about a month ago, so I'm sure its good to go.
The 3rd pitch should be fine. There may be a grassy section but thats just the nature of the pitch. The best climbing on the route I feel. Also the start pitches are kinda hard we always took the right most "5.8" variation.