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Routes in j. The Yellow Wall and The Seasons
|48 T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|49 T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Airy Aria T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Blistered Toe T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Bold-Ville T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Broken Hammer T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Carbs and Caffeine T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Dissonance T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Double Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Fall, The T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Fillipina T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Full Face (pitch 2 only) T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|High Jinx T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Ivan and the Saum T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Lady's Lament-Boldville T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lisa T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Lito and the Swan T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|Los Tres Cabrones T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Lost in Yellow T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Manly, Yes, But I Like It Too T,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X|
|No Man's Land T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Nose, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Oblique Twique T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Prick, The T,TR 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13|
|Scary Area T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R|
|Shit Creek T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Spring (P1), The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sting, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Summer, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R|
|Tiers of Fear T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Torture Garden T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Tweak or Freak T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Uphill all the Way AKA The Man Who Fell to Earth T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Vader T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Ventre de Boeuf T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Wasp Stop T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Winter, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Wrath of the Lamb T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A5 R|
|Yellow Wall, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13|
|Type:||Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Hans Kraus, Ken Prestrud, 1956. FFA: Jim McCarthy, 1960|
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|Shared By:||John Peterson on Mar 15, 2006|
DescriptionIf you're not good enough to climb The Yellow Wall here's your chance to get some of the same stuff at an easier grade.
Start at the right side of the Yellow Wall face. A lieback crack leading up the yellow rock starts the route.
P1: Climb the crack, traverse right, go up a steep (and not completely well protected) wall to a short rightward traverse and the belay. A stellar pitch. Definitely not "G" but not too bad if you just go for it. 5.8, 110'.
It's also possible to belay at a bolt anchor after 60' and rappel from there if you don't want to do the entire route.
For a second pitch, you have three options:
P2: Climb easier rock to the top. 5.5, 70'.
In his 2004 guidebook Dick Williams recommends pitch three of Lisa, described here, as a good way to finish Airy Aria from the GT Ledge:
From the obvious rap tree atop Airy Aria, walk climber's right 20', until you emerge from the large overhang that's just five to six feet off the ground. You will see a clean, right facing corner (crux) capped with an overhang. When you get to the top, escape left on great holds, then climb straight up to the top of the cliff. Williams rates this a 5.6+, and I think that's fair. The initial corner seems almost featureless at first but it is all there and there is just enough gear, too. It's a really nice little pitch if you are in the vicinity. Once you finish, it is a quick walk back down climber's left to the GT ledge and the Airy Aria rap tree (which requires two ropes to reach the ground).
Or, the last pitch of Full Face (pitch 2 only) (5.6) is just another 15-20 feet to the right and it's also a nice diversion.
Descent: Two ropes to rappel, or walk back left to the Ursula or High Exposure rap lines.