|The Grocery Store Walls
About ten feet right of Hot Fudge is a large flake on the ground. Start right of this flake and climb up to a flake about 15' up. Climb this flake to the ledge above and get on the big ledge. You can finish with a direct finish on a nice face to bolts above if you're toproping or are willing to run it out. The other finish traverses on the ledge left to an obvious weakness in the cliff. Protect the crack and climb up it (harder) or climb a few moves on the face on the left.
Standard rack and slings. There is a 2 bolt anchor on top of this route.
Lower portion of Peaches and Scream.
Peaches and Scream variation, straight up to top a...
|By Andrew Gram|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 17, 2002
The direct finish up the face is fun but felt harder than 5.6 to me (maybe I'm not used to Castlewood rock). I wouldn't want to lead that.
|By Sean O'Dell|
Jun 7, 2002
Either way you slice the top, it ain't all that bad (although I'll admit running it out might not be some people's idea of a good time). All in all, I'd say .6 is a fair rating. Fun for the grade.
|By Dan Mottinger|
Jul 27, 2003
Correction: For an easier finish when leading, follow the large ledge right which is ~8' below the top. Also the 'direct finish' is not too bad for difficulty if one veers more to the left for a few moves. It can protect, but the placements might not be bomber (Tricams in pockets, horizontal placements etc.), so be solid for leading the route.
|By Ken McVicker|
Aug 14, 2003
Unless you have tri-cams, I wouldn't lead this either. I didn't have any, so it was a bit sketchy near the top. Walking around to the top and setting up a top rope is best. The last few moves to the canyon rim seemed a little harder than 5.6 for the direct route.
From: castle rock, co
Sep 21, 2004
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
This is a good route for kids to start on.
Jul 26, 2005
The large flake mentioned in the description and pictured above has fallen over. If you are trying to find this route for the first time, take the climber's trail from the parking lot to the base of the cliff. The trail ends just to the left of Hot Fudge. Walk under the overhang and look for the flake on the ground which has broken into several large chunks. Step over and you're there.
|By dan belmore|
Jul 6, 2011
FYI - this picture is at least 3 yrs old - have been climbing Grocery Store for 2 years, and that slab has never been there (fell down over 2 yrs ago).