|j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring)
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last area: High E | next area: Slime Wall
Major Features: 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 The Yellow Wall and Airy Aria heads up from the carriage road (pic to follow, and more description I hope). The trail to The Seasons diagonals up from the carriage road (pic to follow) just past the Lynn Hill traverse.
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 and Bold-Ville.
Many other routes have slung-tree anchors. From the clifftop, it's not far to head back to the High Exposure rappel line.
No Man's Land: 5.11, PG
Tiers of Fear: 5.12, PG
The Yellow Wall: 5.11, PG-R
Lost in Yellow , 5.10, R
Scary Area: 5.12, G
Scary Area Direct: 5.12-, TR
Airy Aria: 5.8, G (**)
Carbs and Caffeine: 5.11-, R
Lots of Malarkey: 5.7, PG
Wasp Stop: 5.11+, G
The Sting: 5.11+, PG
Lisa: 5.9, G
Full Face (pitch 2 only): 5.8, PG
Long Distance of the Lonely Runner: 5.10, G
48: 5.2, G
Vader: 5.10, R
Ventre de Boeuf: 5.9, PG
Uphill all the Way AKA The Man Who Fell to Earth: 5.12-, PG
Where Fools Rush In: 5.11-, R
Double Crack: 5.8, G
Lito and the Swan: 5.9, R
Ivan and the Saum: 5.9, PG
High Jinx: 5.9+, G
Broken Hammer: 5.3, PG
The Zigzag Face: 5.7-, R
49: 5.2, G
Forces of Nature: 5.11, PG
Quien Sabe: 5.10-, PG-R
The Nose: 5.7, PG-R
Lady's Lament: 5.10-, G
Fillipina: 5.9-, G
Boulder-Ville: 5.10, PG
Bold-Ville: 5.8, G (**)
Winterlude: 5.10, PG
The Winter: 5.10+, PG (**)
The Fall: 5.11-, R (**)
The Summer: 5.11+, TR
The Spring (P1): 5.10, PG-R (**)
Oblique Twique: 5.8, G
Shit Creek: 5.7, PG
Unslung Heroes: 5.10-, PG-R
Los Tres Cabrones: 5.9, PG
Blistered Toe: 5.8-, PG (**)
Torture Garden: 5.8, PG
32 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring):
The Nose 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Shit Creek 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 270'
Bold-Ville 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Airy Aria 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Lisa 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 60'
The Winter 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
The Fall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
The Summer 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
R Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Scary Area 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b
R Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
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This is a great route just left of The Yellow Wall. I think it serves as a good stepping stone to Carbs and Caffeine (and is probably easier despite its rating. Carbs and Caffeine is in turn a good stepping stone to The Yellow Wall.With a 70-meter cord you can lower to the ground from the bolted anchor, and you could easily do it in one pitch, but I recommend 4th-classing it up to a ledge with a tree and belaying there. 5.0, 40'. Climb up past a large block just above the belay, and then continue up...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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