a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa Rock Climbing
Tricia starting up the big Gelsa corner.
Along the Cliff
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
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
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
33 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa:
Gelsa 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, 3 pitches, 195'
Layback 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Disneyland 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 155'
Te Dum 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Fat Stick 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Alphonse 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Yellow Belly 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Broken Sling 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Kansas City 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For a. Beginning of cliff to Gelsa
Disney Point 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b New York
: The Gunks
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This pitch is short, but action-filled.Begin in the open book at the beginning of P2 of Disneyland. At the top of the open book, instead of traversing right for Disneyland, head left. Hand traverse out along the huge flake to the point on good holds, then up and slightly left to a not so good hold (crux). From there, step right and climb easier rock to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in New York