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j. The Yellow Wall and The Seasons

New York > Gunks > Trapps
Access Issue: Tree Preservation and Rappeling Details

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
Yellow Wall / Airy Aria approach trail. The next trail is [[Double Crack / Uphill All the Way]]112043523. heads up from the carriage road between two boulders. The
The Seasons approach trail. The next trail is [[Slime Wall / WASP]]112043553. diagonals up from the carriage road just past the Lynn Hill traverse boulder.

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 from Left to Right

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 29
No Man's Land
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 11
Tiers of Fear
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 37
The Yellow Wall
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 3
Lost in Yellow
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
 9
Scary Area
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 180
Airy Aria
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 82
Carbs and Caffeine
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A5 R
 0
Wrath of the Lamb
Trad, Aid
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Wasp Stop
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
 2
Prick, The
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 63
The Sting
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 47
Lisa
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 2
Mona
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 1
Full Face (pitch 2 only)
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 8
48
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Vader
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 27
Ventre de Boeuf
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Uphill all the Way AKA The Man W…
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 213
Double Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 15
Lito and the Swan
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 2
Ivan and the Saum
Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 7
49
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 2
High Jinx
Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 0
Broken Hammer
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 27
The Nose
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 50
Fillipina
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Lady's Lament-Boldville
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 109
Bold-Ville
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 76
The Winter
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 26
The Fall
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 20
The Summer
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 111
The Spring (P1)
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
 5
Manly, Yes, But I Like It Too
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Oblique Twique
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 2
Tweak or Freak
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 33
Shit Creek
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Dissonance
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Los Tres Cabrones
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Blistered Toe
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Torture Garden
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
No Man's Land
 29
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Tiers of Fear
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
The Yellow Wall
 37
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Lost in Yellow
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
Scary Area
 9
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R Trad 2 pitches
Airy Aria
 180
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Carbs and Caffeine
 82
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Wrath of the Lamb
 0
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A5 R Trad, Aid
Wasp Stop
 6
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Prick, The
 2
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 Trad, TR
The Sting
 63
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Lisa
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Mona
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Full Face (pitch 2 only)
 1
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
48
 8
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Vader
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Ventre de Boeuf
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Uphill all the Way AKA The…
 12
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Double Crack
 213
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lito and the Swan
 15
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Ivan and the Saum
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
49
 7
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
High Jinx
 2
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Broken Hammer
 0
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
The Nose
 27
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Fillipina
 50
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Lady's Lament-Boldville
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Bold-Ville
 109
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
The Winter
 76
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Fall
 26
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad, TR
The Summer
 20
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad
The Spring (P1)
 111
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Manly, Yes, But I Like It Too
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X Trad, TR
Oblique Twique
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Tweak or Freak
 2
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Shit Creek
 33
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Dissonance
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Los Tres Cabrones
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Blistered Toe
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Torture Garden
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches

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Yellow Wall / Airy Aria approach trail.  The next trail is [[Double Crack / Uphill All the Way]]112043523.
[Hide Photo] Yellow Wall / Airy Aria approach trail. The next trail is Double Crack / Uphill All the Way approach trail. The next trail is [[The Seasons]]112043529. .
Pulling over the mummy roof on The Yellow Wall
[Hide Photo] Pulling over the mummy roof on The Yellow Wall
Double Crack / Uphill All the Way approach trail.  The next trail is [[The Seasons]]112043529.
[Hide Photo] Double Crack / Uphill All the Way approach trail. The next trail is The Seasons approach trail. The next trail is [[Slime Wall / WASP]]112043553. .
The Seasons approach trail.  The next trail is [[Slime Wall / WASP]]112043553.
[Hide Photo] The Seasons approach trail. The next trail is Slime Wall / WASP approach trail. The next trail is [[Almost Pure and Simple]]112043556. .
Abe leading Double Crack in one pitch.
[Hide Photo] Abe leading Double Crack in one pitch.
Oblique Twique
[Hide Photo] Oblique Twique
1st pitch of Airy Aria
[Hide Photo] 1st pitch of Airy Aria
Yellow Wall and Skytop from the top of Bonnie's.
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Behind the leaf there's a guy entering the crux of Yellow Wall.
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September '18
[Hide Photo] Yellow Wall and Skytop from the top of Bonnie's. Behind the leaf there's a guy entering the crux of Yellow Wall. September '18
Blistered Toe.  <br>
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The right-facing corner below the crack is the direct start (5.9+(+)).  The usual creaky-flake start is just to the left of the photo, and traverses in over the direct start.
[Hide Photo] Blistered Toe. The right-facing corner below the crack is the direct start (5.9+(+)). The usual creaky-flake start is just to the left of the photo, and traverses in over the direct start.
Darek Kuczynski on The Spring corner
[Hide Photo] Darek Kuczynski on The Spring corner
Lance Lemkau starting up Bold-Ville
[Hide Photo] Lance Lemkau starting up Bold-Ville
Approaching the Ventre de Boeuf alcove.<br>
Photo by Tricia Fusco.
[Hide Photo] Approaching the Ventre de Boeuf alcove. Photo by Tricia Fusco.