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Spider Grind 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Dave Cardosa, Tom and Chris Suler
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Submitted By: James DeRoussel on Jun 30, 2008

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Spider Grind traverses the lip of a roof just before the entrance to Sex Cave. Climb straight up about 10 feet, clip the first bolt, and start traversing. Traverse left through several bolts, moving quickly so you don't pump out on the jug-fest, and noting the utility of a good heel hook. At traverse's end, climb straight up to anchor.

Fun and pumpy as hell.


Spider Grind is the second route on the right as you come down into the canyon form the parking. It is just before you get to Sex Cave.



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By Joseph Stover
From: Batesville, AR
Jun 30, 2008

Doesn't the guidebook call this one 11b? I haven't climbed it, so I don't know how it feels.
By James DeRoussel
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 30, 2008

The guidebook says 5.11. Although it's been over 8 years since I climbed this, I felt it was more like a .10. Nevertheless, I defer to the guidebook and consensus. Rating has been changed.
By Hank Caylor
From: Golden, CO
Jun 30, 2008

It really is more of an arm hauling drag than a pebble pinching delicatefest. Different people are better at different climbs.....Hideous hike from the parking lot to get this sucker tho!!!!!
By Kyle Bauer
May 23, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

No moves are exceptionally hard, but the pump builds due to bad feet making this a pretty difficult, albeit short climb. Clipping the third bold is probably the crux, but if you have great endurance you shouldn't have any problems.

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