j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring) Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Yellow Wall / Airy Aria approach trail. The next ...
Along the Cliff
The Yellow Wall is home to several Gunks Hardman(TM) Classics, including its namesake route The Yellow Wall
, and the stellar moderate Airy Aria
. It is notable by the shade of rock that the tiered roofs ascend.
North of The Yellow Wall
, you'll pass several alcoves of routes: The Sting
area, with Lisa
's left-facing corner; the Ventre de Boef
area, for bombay-chimney masochists; Double Crack
, splitting the steep left wall of the gully after Ventre de Boef
; then finally the Seasons area. Just past The Spring
is the short chimney of Oblique Twique
, and the next mini-alcove features the finger crack of Blistered Toe
. Ahead on the trail you'll find an unmistakable bombay-chimney-hand crack; this is Last Frontier
, which marks the start of the Slime Wall area. Approach:
The trail to Yellow Wall and Airy Aria
heads up from the carriage road between two boulders. The trail to The Seasons
diagonals up from the carriage road just past the Lynn Hill traverse boulder. Descent: Airy Aria
has a pair of bolts atop P1.
There is a shared bolted anchor on top of the block over the Fall, which also serves Oblique Twique
, The Spring
and The Summer
, and is a better descent choice than the crusty fixed tat for The Winter
Many other routes have slung-tree anchors. From the clifftop, it's not far to head back to the High Exposure
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
37 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring):
The Nose 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Shit Creek 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 270'
Airy Aria 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Bold-Ville 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Lisa 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 60'
The Winter 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
The Fall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
The Summer 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
R Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Scary Area 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
R Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
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Bold-Ville 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c New York
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An excellent pitch that is atypical for the Gunks - more subtle and balancy than usual. Look for a right-slanting crack system that starts about 55' left of The Spring (P1).P1: Climb up and right, then left through a small overhang, up the crack, and finish with a funky rightward traverse to a fixed anchor that deposits you over The Winter (or continue to the bolts on the huge ledge up and right) 5.8, 80'.P2: If you keep going, work back left and skirt the roof above on the left. Then climb s...[more] Browse More Classics in New York
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