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Elevation: 1,071 ft 326 m
GPS: 41.73517, -74.19463
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Next section, right-to-left: Gelsa to Moe (closure)

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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

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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
 559
Gelsa
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 210
Layback
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 467
Disneyland
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 382
Yellow Ridge
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 167
Te Dum
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 118
Land of The Giants
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 291
Alphonse
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 87
Dog-Stick-Ridge
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 122
Broken Sling
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 81
Inverted Layback
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 155
Grand Central
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 105
Fat City Direct
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Sling Time
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Infinite Space
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5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 20
Kansas City
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gelsa
 559
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Layback
 210
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Disneyland
 467
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Yellow Ridge
 382
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Te Dum
 167
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Land of The Giants
 118
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alphonse
 291
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Dog-Stick-Ridge
 87
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Broken Sling
 122
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Inverted Layback
 81
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Grand Central
 155
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Fat City Direct
 105
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Sling Time
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Infinite Space
 20
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Kansas City
 20
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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