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YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ British: E6 6c

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Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Dave Groth
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Aug 18, 2006
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1. Dave Groth sequence on Palisaid back in the day...


By the name, you might have guessed this former aid line was envisioned as a free route by Dave Groth in the late nineties. It remains one of a few hard test pieces at the crag, and features technical climbing over good gear.

Follow seams and thin cracks past several cruxes up a long thin line on the clean face to the left of Hidden Treasure. It's hard to miss if you are looking for it!


Wires, small to medium cams, 2 bolts

Photos of Palisaid Slideshow Add Photo
This photo makes the climb look shorter than it is.
This photo makes the climb look shorter than it is...
5. This sequence was taken before the inevitable send, hence this shot...
5. This sequence was taken before the inevitable s...
My first piece was pretty bad.
My first piece was pretty bad.
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By Ben Bodenhamer
From: Madras, OR
Aug 6, 2007

What an amazing climb, I can wait to get back and go for the redpoint!!!

By TravisMelin
From: Roanoke, VA La Crosse, WI
Aug 27, 2007
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c

Superb line.

By ferrells
From: Minneapolis, MN
Apr 30, 2008

whatever happened to the endless bickering comments for this route? i found all that stuff pretty fun to read. it's not too often that a minnesota route conjures up so much heat.

By 1Eric Rhicard
Apr 30, 2008

That's just cabin fever talk. That and half frozen heads.

By David A Groth
From: Lacrosse
Apr 11, 2009

We may need to start bickering over this again to get the right grade in the revised falcon guide

By TravisMelin
From: Roanoke, VA La Crosse, WI
Apr 11, 2009
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c

No need for that Dave. Definitely a hard line. I was probably just having a strong year:)