Along the Cliff

Next section, right-to-left: Gelsa to Moe (closure)

Description

This section of cliff has a number of moderate multi-pitch routes. Many of them are left-facing corners that are more recognizeable to find once you've walked past them, then look back at them.

For most routes in this area, you'll want to top out and walk back along a climbers' trail -almost- all the way back to the road, then scramble down back when it's possible to the base of the cliff.

Gelsa is the massive right-facing hanging corner that's visible from the Deli. The corner does not reach the ground, but -- glance up. Yep, that's it! Or: look for a tree growing out and up from the base of the cliff at a pile of boulders below a blocky crack (see picture below).

If you're feeling adventurous and it's not crowded, consider the long traverse route of Easy Rider.

Getting There

From the trail in, this is the first set of routes you come to along the cliff. The very first thing you see is the massive Kansas City roof.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Beginning of cliff to Gelsa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 355
Gelsa
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 139
Layback
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 304
Disneyland
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 261
Yellow Ridge
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 128
Te Dum
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 58
Baskerville Terrace
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
Land of The Giants
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 178
Alphonse
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Dog-Stick-Ridge
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 36
Yellow Belly
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 97
Broken Sling
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 52
Inverted Layback
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 98
Grand Central
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 73
Criss Cross Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 58
Fat City Direct
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gelsa
 355
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Layback
 139
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Disneyland
 304
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Yellow Ridge
 261
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Te Dum
 128
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Baskerville Terrace
 58
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Land of The Giants
 45
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alphonse
 178
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Dog-Stick-Ridge
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Yellow Belly
 36
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Broken Sling
 97
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Inverted Layback
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Grand Central
 98
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Criss Cross Direct
 73
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Fat City Direct
 58
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
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