My friend Jason put this video together from climbing the Whitney Gilman Direct last August. youtube whitney gilman video
The next day we climbed the NE Ridge of pinnacle buttress direct in Huntington's. We were getting 40mph gusts which made the slabby moves exciting. Wait for a lull, do the move, wait for a lull do the move...just like in the big mountains. We hiked to the summit in steady 60 mph winds. The summit wind chill was 19F, not too balmy for August in New England.
The summit... summit wind
The previous season we climbed the Mechanics Route which is the closest thing in the East to climbing in the Rocky Mountains. What a stellar route but it's a bit short but still worth the hike!