j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring)
Pulling over the mummy roof on The Yellow Wall
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Along the Cliff
The Yellow Wall is home to several Gunks Hardman(TM) Classics, including its namesake route The Yellow Wall
, and the stellar moderate Airy Aria
. It is notable by the shade of rock that the tiered roofs ascend.
North of The Yellow Wall
, you'll pass several alcoves of routes: The Sting
area, with Lisa
's left-facing corner; the Ventre de Boef
area, for bombay-chimney masochists; Double Crack
, splitting the steep left wall of the gully after Ventre de Boef
; then finally the Seasons area. Just past The Spring
is the short chimney of Oblique Twique
, and the next mini-alcove features the finger crack of Blistered Toe
. Ahead on the trail you'll find an unmistakable bombay-chimney-hand crack; this is Last Frontier
, which marks the start of the Slime Wall area. Approach:
The trail to The Yellow Wall
and Airy Aria
heads up from the carriage road (pic to follow, and more description I hope). The trail to The Seasons diagonals up from the carriage road (pic to follow) just past the Lynn Hill traverse. Descent: Airy Aria
has a pair of bolts atop P1.
There is a shared bolted anchor on top of the block over the Fall, which also serves Oblique Twique
, The Spring
and The Summer
, and is a better descent choice than the crusty fixed tat for The Winter
Many other routes have slung-tree anchors. From the clifftop, it's not far to head back to the High Exposure
No Man's Land
: 5.11, PG
Tiers of Fear: 5.12, PG The Yellow Wall
: 5.11, PG-R Lost in Yellow
, 5.10, R Scary Area
: 5.12, G
Scary Area Direct: 5.12-, TR Airy Aria
: 5.8, G (**) Carbs and Caffeine
: 5.11-, R
Lots of Malarkey: 5.7, PG
Wasp Stop: 5.11+, G The Sting
: 5.11+, PG Lisa
: 5.9, G Full Face (pitch 2 only)
: 5.8, PG
Long Distance of the Lonely Runner: 5.10, G 48
: 5.2, G
Vader: 5.10, R Ventre de Boeuf
: 5.9, PG Uphill all the Way AKA The Man Who Fell to Earth
: 5.12-, PG
Where Fools Rush In: 5.11-, R Double Crack
: 5.8, G Lito and the Swan
: 5.9, R Ivan and the Saum
: 5.9, PG High Jinx
: 5.9+, G
Broken Hammer: 5.3, PG
The Zigzag Face: 5.7-, R
49: 5.2, G
Forces of Nature: 5.11, PG
Quien Sabe: 5.10-, PG-R
The Nose: 5.7, PG-R
Lady's Lament: 5.10-, G Fillipina
: 5.9-, G
Boulder-Ville: 5.10, PG Bold-Ville
: 5.8, G (**)
Winterlude: 5.10, PG The Winter
: 5.10+, PG (**) The Fall
: 5.11-, R (**) The Summer
: 5.11+, TR The Spring (P1)
: 5.10, PG-R (**) Oblique Twique
: 5.8, G Shit Creek
: 5.7, PG
Unslung Heroes: 5.10-, PG-R Los Tres Cabrones
: 5.9, PG Blistered Toe
: 5.8-, PG (**) Torture Garden
: 5.8, PG
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
34 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring):
The Nose 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Shit Creek 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 270'
Bold-Ville 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Airy Aria 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Lisa 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 60'
The Winter 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
The Fall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
The Summer 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
R Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Scary Area 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
R Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
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