Elevation: 6,600 ft
GPS: 38.619, -105.237 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Dec 31, 2000 with improvements by Adam Block
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

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

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.

190 Total Climbs

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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
 264
First Blood
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 139
Block Party
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 104
Anguish and Fear
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 89
Los Pepes
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 258
Pueblo Gringos
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 121
John Cruiser Meloncrimp
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 184
Lick My Love Pump aka Love Pump
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 155
The Big Chill
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 81
Mother of Invention
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 234
Menses
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 100
Flashback To Acid Beach
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 82
Morpheus
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 87
Ludlow's Massacre
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 157
No Passion for Fashion
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 75
Thirteen Engines
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
First Blood Menses Prow
 264
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Block Party Mural Wall
 139
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Anguish and Fear Mural Wall
 104
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Los Pepes Mural Wall
 89
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pueblo Gringos Menses Prow
 258
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
John Cruiser Meloncrimp Mural Wall
 121
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lick My Love Pump aka Love… Menses Prow
 184
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Big Chill Menses Prow
 155
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mother of Invention Mural Wall
 81
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Menses Menses Prow
 234
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Flashback To Acid Beach Menses Prow
 100
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Morpheus Mural Wall
 82
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ludlow's Massacre Mural Wall
 87
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
No Passion for Fashion Menses Prow
 157
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Thirteen Engines Menses Prow
 75
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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