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

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 270'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Bill Goldner, Bill Yates 1961
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Submitted By: losbill on Aug 25, 2010
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The first pitch has consistently good climbing. The next two pitches are just okay.

Pitch 1 - Pass the triangular roof on right (first crux). Angle up left to an overhang about 15 feet left of the obvious pedestal above. Do a pumpy hand traverse right for 10 feet (second crux), then head up on jugs to a belay perch on top of the pedestal. 100 feet (5.7)

Pitch 2 - Traverse left under the overhang until you're able to pass left of it. Aim for two clean patches of white rock split by a crack, above and slightly to the left. Belay amongst vegetation on GTL or the next ledge up, 55 to 70 feet. (5.5)

Pitch 3 - Take it 60 feet to the trees, up the obvious crack through clean white rock, featuring a few 5.7 moves.

Rappel to climber's right. From the GT ledge, a rap-station tree with slings just to climber's right of Shit Creek will get you to the bolted station above P1 of Blistered Toe in a single rope. From the clifftop, rap over Blistered Toe to the bolts, then to the ground.


About a 20 minute walk from the Uberfall. Take the trail immediately after the Boxcar Boulder. Start on a local rise in the land, 50 feet right of The Spring (P1) (or 25' left of Blistered Toe) beneath a crack with a triangular roof overhead about 50 feet up.


Regular Gunks rack

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By Kurtz
Oct 27, 2013

The hand traverse on P1 will get your undivided attention. The feet are negligible. Hope you have some pull-up strength. The alleged crux on P3 may be "technically" more difficult but nowhere near as scary.

We could not find the rapp station over Blistered Toe. It probably requires a slippery downclimb to a lower ledge. We found a rapp tree further right over Yellow Crack (3 sketchy rapps w/ 60m). You might try looking left instead.