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Moe T 
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Roseland T 
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b. Gelsa to Moe (closure) Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

Trail along the base of the cliff. The trail drops down to a low point just where Gelsa's corner almost reaches the ground.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in b. Gelsa to Moe (closure)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for b. Gelsa to Moe (closure):
Yum Yum Yab Yum   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Grease Gun Groove   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 80'   
Loose Goose   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Fat and Weak   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Up Yours   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Farewell to Arms   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 90'   
Back to the future   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad   
5.8 Crack Climb   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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'   
Elder Cleavage Direct   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 320'   
Bird Cage   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Transcontinental Nailway   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'   
Tulip Mussel Garden   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
El Camino   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 70'   
Road Warrior   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   
Birdbrain   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a X     Trad, TR, 80'   
To Be Or Not To Be   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 80'   
Slammin' the Salmon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Roseland 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NY : The Gunks : ... : b. Gelsa to Moe (closure)
Roseland has one of the best 5.9 pitches in the Gunks. Since there are fixed chains at the end of the first pitch, most climbers rap after the first pitch.Start about 80' left of Gelsa and 45' right of Transcon at a beautiful right-facing corner with an overhang halfway up.P1: Follow the beautiful right-facing dihedral for 65'. The crux comes as you traverse to the right for 15' to the anchors. 5.9, 90'.P2: Follow a shallow corner located up and left from the belay....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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