The first pitch is totally unprotected and is a bit slippery. The traverse around to the belay is awkward. P2 runs up the far side of the pitch, up the crack. Use both sides of the chimney, with your back to the carriage road and shimmy on up. P3, we did Miss Bailey, this pitch was a delight, with a very exciting traverse.
It takes care to protect the first pitch so there is no danger of ground fall; medium cams in the parallel before the traverse as I recall. We did the 3rd pitch too; it is hard for 5.6, and the scary and loose looking blocks did not move on us, but that's no guarantee for the next party.
P1- Great fun and not as run out as I was lead to believe (although ground fall was an issue if you slid out of the chimney). P2- apparently it makes a difference which way you face. I was facing the carriage road and was hating life. P3- Looked ugly and since it was the end of the day and we were exhausted we skipped it. FWIW, didn't look any worse than what you find at Delaware Water Gap (where I normally climb), so next time I'll do it earlier in the day and finish it off properly.
This is one of this times that I curse myself for being convinced that you cannot claim an ascent unless you do the whole route. Third pitch is the worst climbing I've done in the Gunks: Loose blocks, dying trees, cliffside ecosystems. Still - don't say you climbed it if you didn't follow Fritz's line =)
Climbed the first pitch on 8/7/04 but had to bail due to time constraints. Came back and did the first two chimneys up to the GT ledge. Both chimneys were runout until near the top. R rated in my opinion unless you are using Big Bros. Finished on the 2nd pitch of Baby from the GT ledge as the last pitch of Big Chimney goes up some very large, very loose looking blocks.