Two very popular climbs in the Trapps, and for the times when they were done, two of the hardest routes in the area.
"Upon reaching the belay point, most climbers forearms will be blown up like balloons."
"If a climber leads this route and you are with him, you will see an excellent example of calmness on sheer rock, for it will be the only tool which will save him from a fall."
Art Gran, A Climber's Guide to the Shawangunks.
The second climb is MF.
I don't know the Nears climb.
Dana (and anyone else): it gets really difficult to sort out responses and answers if you have two active challenges going on at once. Even more so if one of the challenges is about two different climbs.