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j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring)
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48 T 
49 T 
Airy Aria T 
Blistered Toe T 
Bold-Ville T 
Broken Hammer T 
Carbs and Caffeine T 
Dissonance  T 
Double Crack T 
Fall, The T,TR 
Fillipina T 
Full Face (pitch 2 only) T 
High Jinx T 
Ivan and the Saum T 
Lady's Lament-Boldville T 
Lisa T 
Lito and the Swan T 
Los Tres Cabrones T 
Lost in Yellow  T 
Manly, Yes, But I Like It Too T,TR 
No Man's Land T 
Nose, The T 
Oblique Twique T 
Prick, The T,TR 
Scary Area T 
Shit Creek T 
Spring (P1), The T 
Sting, The T 
Summer, The T 
Tiers of Fear T 
Torture Garden T 
Tweak or Freak T 
Uphill all the Way AKA The Man Who Fell to Earth T 
Vader T 
Ventre de Boeuf T 
Wasp Stop T 
Winter, The T 
Wrath of the Lamb  T 
Yellow Wall, The T 


YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Hans Kraus, Bonnie Prudden, 1948
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Feb 25, 2006

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Dan Kopp starting up the first pitch (his first tr...


Some climbs look good but suck. Some climbs look like they suck but don't. This is one the latter. A fine outing for the beginning climber. About 140' right of Airy Aria and 120' left of Double Crack lies what appears to be a hideous, wet, vegetated corner.

P1: The first pitch is a nice surprise - clean white rock on the buttress just right of the ugly chimney. Easy climbing leads to a nice belay ledge.

P2: The second pitch looks nasty but the climbing is quite fun - a ladder of good holds on the left wall allows you to avoid ever entering the dank chimney. A classic Gunks pitch - steep but easy. A little vegetated in the last 20' but not enough to ruin the climb.

P3: You could add a quality 3rd pitch by traversing left to the 5.5 pitch above the GT Ledge on Lisa.


Standard Gunks rack

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By Taino Grosjean
From: South Salem, NY
Apr 2, 2007

This route is in the Gray Dick at 5.2. I must agree with the rating of 5.4 above; it's not, by any stretch of the imagination, a 5.2. I would also say PG-13 to R for the first pitch.

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