|j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Aria) - The Seasons (The Spring)
Pulling over the mummy roof on The Yellow Wall
Along the Cliff
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, and just before a bus-sized boulder, where the trail turns right.
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
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Approaching the Ventre de Boeuf alcove.
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Abe leading Double Crack in one pitch.
Lance Lemkau starting up Bold-Ville
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