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 · Updates
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.

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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
 279
First Blood
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 158
Block Party
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 114
Anguish and Fear
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 98
Los Pepes
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 270
Pueblo Gringos
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 195
Lick My Love Pump aka Love Pump
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 170
The Big Chill
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 87
Mother of Invention
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 254
Menses
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 107
Flashback To Acid Beach
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 90
Morpheus
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 69
Flakeus Maximus
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 102
Ludlow Massacre
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 172
No Passion for Fashion
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 80
Thirteen Engines
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
First Blood Menses Prow
 279
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Block Party Mural Wall
 158
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Anguish and Fear Mural Wall
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Los Pepes Mural Wall
 98
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pueblo Gringos Menses Prow
 270
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Lick My Love Pump aka Love… Menses Prow
 195
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Big Chill Menses Prow
 170
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mother of Invention Mural Wall
 87
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Menses Menses Prow
 254
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Flashback To Acid Beach Menses Prow
 107
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Morpheus Mural Wall
 90
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Flakeus Maximus Far Side
 69
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ludlow Massacre Mural Wall
 102
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
No Passion for Fashion Menses Prow
 172
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Thirteen Engines Menses Prow
 80
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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