a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa Rock Climbing
Tricia starting up the big Gelsa corner.
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
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
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa
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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'
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'
Swing Time 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Kansas City 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa
Grand Central 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NY
: The Gunks
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A great climb with lots of variety.Start about 20' left of Layback, at a clean corner with two cracks.P1: Climb the easy corner to a roof. Traverse 10' or so left around the roof (optional belay), work your way up 10 to 15' to a horizontal, then head back right around the nose. Above, a thin crack (crux) leads up. The pro is a bit tricky to place. Suddenly a big jug appears and you're up to a belay below the final overhang. 5.9, 120'.P2: A short pitch through the overhang takes you to ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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