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Celestial Groove 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ron Cotman, Pauline Hsieh
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Submitted By: Lizzy Trower on Jan 30, 2006

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Located on the left side of the Pearly Gates area, Celestial Groove heads up the crack/corner to the right of Poison Balance (5.11d, some bolts). It starts by pulling through a bulgy section and then follows a small corner with an excellent crack. The bulgy start is definitely the crux and the rest of the route is great cruiser jamming, overall a lot of fun.


Standard trad rack (to 2" will suffice). There are bolts/rap station at the top and you can lower off with a 60-m rope.

Photos of Celestial Groove Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Feet are kind of hard to come by as you start
Feet are kind of hard to come by as you start
Rock Climbing Photo: J5 on Celestial Groove
J5 on Celestial Groove
Rock Climbing Photo: Celestial Groove. Heading up the great corner crac...
Celestial Groove. Heading up the great corner crac...

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Sep 9, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

climbed this over labor day weekend, if you bailed off some interesting gear I could try and get it back to you. What happened?
By Jessica T
From: seattle, wa
Oct 7, 2015

It's all in the feet!
By Daniel Bookless
From: Portland, OR
May 13, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Well deserving of the +
Not sure it's worthy of four stars

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