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Elevation: 6,600 ft 2,012 m
GPS: 38.6192, -105.2367
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Dec 31, 2000 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

Visible to the west of the Sand Gulch Campground is the Gallery consisting of three walls:

1) The Far Side is the southern (left) side of the canyon facing NE
2) The Menses Prow is the central south facing buttress, and
3) The Mural Wall on the right side facing west, and the Fish Wall at its left end.

The Menses Prow includes the prow proper as well as the Bulge Wall around the corner. Both this area and the Mural Wall have high concentrations of quality routes on good rock. Ratings run from 5.7 to 5.13, most routes in the 10-12 range. There are scattered routes on the Far Side including sections further to the North called the Pitts and the Dungeon. Just downhill from here are a couple of short steep routes on the Incredible Hulk Boulder. You can find morning shade on Mural Wall and Bulge Wall and afternoon shade at the Far Side.

Getting There Suggest change

There are two options. The first and best option is to park at the Sand Gulch campground, and follow an excellent trail that begins between campsites #9 and #10. Follow this trail for 2 minutes downhill to a wash, cross the wash and arrive at the old Gallery parking area. The other alternative is to drive to this parking area. From Shelf Road, turn left on the road to the Sand Gulch campground. After 30 yds the road makes a sharp bend right, and a less-defined dirt road heads off straight/left. Follow this 4WD road for several hundred yards to the unmarked P-Lot. Super not recommended.

From the Parking Lot, a well-maintained trail heads NW toward the cliffs. The Trail parallels a barbed-wire fence for the first bit. Well-signed trails diverge towards the Far Side, Mural Wall, and finally the Menses Prow. A left at the first fork leads to the Far Side. Staying right will lead to another fork, where a right turn leads to the Mural Wall/Fish Wall and the left fork heads to the Menses Prow. 20-30 Minute Approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Gallery

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 319
First Blood
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 212
Block Party
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 216
Lick My Love Pump aka Love Pump
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 74
Blackshirts
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 191
The Big Chill
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 281
Menses
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 95
Flakeus Maximus
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 132
Ludlow Massacre
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 205
No Passion for Fashion
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 25
Wading Through a Ventilator
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 30
Well Hung
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 53
Monet
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 59
Motif
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 52
The Mural
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
Montage
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
First Blood Menses Prow
 319
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Block Party Mural Wall
 212
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lick My Love Pump aka Love… Menses Prow
 216
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Blackshirts Far Side
 74
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Big Chill Menses Prow
 191
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Menses Menses Prow
 281
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Flakeus Maximus Far Side
 95
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ludlow Massacre Mural Wall
 132
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
No Passion for Fashion Menses Prow
 205
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Wading Through a Ventilator Fish Wall
 25
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Well Hung Far Side
 30
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Monet Mural Wall
 53
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Motif Mural Wall
 59
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Mural Mural Wall
 52
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Montage Mural Wall
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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