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j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring)

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49 T 
Airy Aria T 
Blistered Toe T 
Bold-Ville T 
Broken Hammer T 
Carbs and Caffeine T 
Double Crack T 
Fall, The T,TR 
Fillipina T 
Full Face (pitch 2 only) T 
High Jinx T 
Ivan and the Saum T 
Lady's Lament-Boldville T 
Lisa T 
Lito and the Swan T 
Los Tres Cabrones T 
Lost in Yellow  T 
Manly, Yes, But I Like It Too T,TR 
No Man's Land T 
Nose, The T 
Oblique Twique T 
Scary Area T 
Shit Creek T 
Spring (P1), The T 
Sting, The T 
Summer, The T 
Tiers of Fear T 
Torture Garden T 
Uphill all the Way AKA The Man Who Fell to Earth T 
Vader T 
Ventre de Boeuf T 
Winter, The T 
Yellow Wall, The T 

j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring)  


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Pulling over the mummy roof on The Yellow Wall

Along the Cliff 

last area: High E | next area: Slime Wall

Description 

Major Features: 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 and Bold-Ville.

Many other routes have slung-tree anchors. From the clifftop, it's not far to head back to the High Exposure rappel line.

Routes, left-to-right 

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

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

34 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',1],['5.8',7],['5.9',8],['5.10',4],['5.11',6],['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]

The Classics

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'   
Double Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 150'   
Blistered Toe   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches   
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'   
The Spring (P1)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Fillipina   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
Lisa   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 60'   
Ventre de Boeuf   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Winter   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 175'   
Carbs and Caffeine   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
The Fall   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
No Man's Land   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
The Yellow Wall   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 125'   
The Sting   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad   
The Summer   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Tiers of Fear   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 100'   
Uphill all the Way AKA The Man Who Fell to Earth   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Scary Area   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Photos of j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring) Slideshow Add Photo
Lance Lemkau starting up Bold-Ville
Lance Lemkau starting up Bold-Ville
1st pitch of Airy Aria
1st pitch of Airy Aria
Oblique Twique
Oblique Twique
Getting set up for the boulder problem on The Stin...
Getting set up for the boulder problem on The Stin...
Abe leading Double Crack in one pitch.
Abe leading Double Crack in one pitch.
Tricia on Lisa
Tricia on Lisa
Darek Kuczynski on The Spring corner
Darek Kuczynski on The Spring corner
Approaching the Ventre de Boeuf alcove. Photo by T...
Approaching the Ventre de Boeuf alcove. Photo by T...
Blistered Toe.    The right-facing corner below th...
Blistered Toe. The right-facing corner below th...

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