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a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa

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Disney Point T 
Disneyland T 
Easy Rider T 
Fat City Direct T 
Fat Stick T 
Fat Stick Direct 5.10b T 
G-String Giants T 
Gelsa T 
Grand Central T 
Hounds, The T 
Independence T 
Infinite Space T 
Inverted Layback T 
Kansas City T 
Land of The Giants T 
Layback T 
Le Plie T 
Outer Space T 
Requiem T 
Saint Louis T 
Sling Time T 
Swing Time T 
Te Dum T 
Yellow Belly T 
Yellow Ridge T 

a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa Rock Climbing 


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Tricia starting up the big Gelsa corner.

Description 

This section of cliff has a number of moderate multi-pitch routes. Many of them are left-facing corners that are more recognizeable to find once you've walked past them, then look back at them.

For most routes in this area, you'll want to top out and walk back along a climbers' trail -almost- all the way back to the road, then scramble down back when it's possible to the base of the cliff.

Gelsa is the massive right-facing hanging corner that's visible from the Deli. The corner does not reach the ground, but -- glance up. Yep, that's it! Or: look for a tree growing out and up from the base of the cliff at a pile of boulders below a blocky crack (see picture below).
Next section: b. Gelsa to Moe (closure).

If you're feeling adventurous and it's not crowded, consider the long traverse route of Easy Rider.

Getting There 

From the trail in, this is the first set of routes you come to along the cliff. The very first thing you see is the massive Kansas City roof.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.2 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',6],['5.8',5],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa:
Gelsa   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 3 pitches, 195'   
Layback   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Disneyland   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 155'   
Te Dum   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
Land of The Giants   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Yellow Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Baskerville Terrace   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Alphonse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Broken Sling   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Yellow Belly   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Easy Rider   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 10 pitches, 790'   
Inverted Layback   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Grand Central   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Criss Cross Direct   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Fat Stick Direct 5.10b   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   
Disney Point   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Fat City Direct   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Swing Time   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Infinite Space   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Kansas City   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Tricia in the middle of P1.

Alphonse 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NY : The Gunks : ... : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge...
A very enjoyable 5.8 that gradually builds in difficulty as you move higher. Usually done in 2 pitches; it can be done in one with careful attention to rope drag, which allows you to avoid the somewhat awkward belay below the crux notch.P1: Climb the corner and face to a ledge, then step right and ascend the corner in the larger orange open book. At the top, or slightly below it, traverse left to a notch and belay. (100 feet, 5.6)P2: Move up right through the notch, then traverse rig...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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Rock Climbing Photo: The start of Le Plie.
BETA PHOTO: The start of Le Plie.
Rock Climbing Photo: The base of Gelsa, marked by the large tree growin...
The base of Gelsa, marked by the large tree growin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Te Dum Pitch 1
Te Dum Pitch 1
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of Yellow Ridge, showing the offwidth cr...
BETA PHOTO: The start of Yellow Ridge, showing the offwidth cr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Disneyland's first pitch
Disneyland's first pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: BGraham about to take his turn on Criss Cross Dire...
BGraham about to take his turn on Criss Cross Dire...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting Fat Stick from the ground.
Starting Fat Stick from the ground.

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