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Routes in a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa

Alphonse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Baskerville Terrace T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Broken Sling T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Bumkey T,TR 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
Criss T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Criss Cross Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Disney Point T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Disneyland T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dog-Stick-Ridge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Easy Rider T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Fat City Direct T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Fat Stick T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Fat Stick Direct 5.10b T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
G-String Giants T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gelsa T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Grand Central T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hounds, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Independence T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Infinite Space T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Inverted Layback T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Kansas City T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Land of The Giants T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Layback T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Le Plie T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Outer Space T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Requiem T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Saint Louis T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Sling Time T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Squat thrust T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Swing Time T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Te Dum T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Topeka T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wandering Stars Jude 13 T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c A4-5 X
Wichita T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Yellow Belly T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Yellow Ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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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

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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 331
Gelsa
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 132
Layback
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 288
Disneyland
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 247
Yellow Ridge
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 120
Te Dum
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 55
Baskerville Terrace
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 43
Land of The Giants
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 173
Alphonse
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Dog-Stick-Ridge
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 34
Yellow Belly
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 95
Broken Sling
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Inverted Layback
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 94
Grand Central
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Criss Cross Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 53
Fat City Direct
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gelsa
 331
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Layback
 132
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Disneyland
 288
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Yellow Ridge
 247
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Te Dum
 120
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Baskerville Terrace
 55
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Land of The Giants
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alphonse
 173
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Dog-Stick-Ridge
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Yellow Belly
 34
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Broken Sling
 95
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Inverted Layback
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Grand Central
 94
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Criss Cross Direct
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Fat City Direct
 53
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
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