b. Gelsa to Moe (closure)
BETA PHOTO: Grease Gun Groove
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The second section of cliff from right to left, from the massive hanging Gelsa corner to the closure. 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. As Gelsa is a popular route, you'll likely find backpacks there as well.
Walking just past Gelsa, you arrive at a low, flat area of the trail sometimes called the "gym" for its collection of hard routes.
Most routes in this section have dedicated rappel anchors, though for some topping out and walking off is still fast and easy.
Towards the end of this section, a very recognizable visual anchor route is Up Yours
- a right-leaning crack. The end of this section, is marked by the large, orange right-facing corner of Eenie Meenie. Moe is right next to Eenie Meenie.
Trail along the base of the cliff. The trail drops down to a low point just where Gelsa's corner almost reaches the ground.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
24 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for b. Gelsa to Moe (closure):
Up Yours 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Birdland 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Roseland 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Bird Cage 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Shitface 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'
El Camino 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
R Trad, 70'
Road Warrior 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Birdbrain 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
X Trad, TR, 80'
Featured Route For b. Gelsa to Moe (closure)
Bird Cage 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b NY
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Bird Cage is a great climb on a great section of the cliff. It takes the most central, obvious line in the Birdland area -- which is identified by a huge corner. The face that makes up the right side of this dihedral is Birdland; the corner itself is Bird Cage.P1: Ascend this corner at challenging 5.8. Once you get to the roof, place pro (sometimes a fixed wire here), traverse out right, and get horizontal. A long reach will get you through it. Rap from a fixed anchor above, ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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