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The Grotto 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, TR, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Tradoholic on Jun 3, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Climb the chimney.


Nice chimney climbing.


Dark chimney to the right of the mouse routes and to the left of Thoroughfare. Climb in front of chock stones and then between them and up to ledge. Finish on left crack with jugs.


TR or ?

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Rock Climbing Photo: Comfortable stemming up to the ceiling/chockstone ...
Comfortable stemming up to the ceiling/chockstone ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stemming deep inside the shadowy Grotto
Stemming deep inside the shadowy Grotto

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By Tradoholic
Jun 3, 2010

Do this route! I can't believe someone hadn't added this yet?!?!?
By schuster
Jul 13, 2010

i agree this is defently a route to do if you are at devils lake. you get the best of both worlds, a chiminey climb and regular wall to the top.
By Josh Knapp
From: East Troy, Wisconsin
Jun 10, 2012

I hear you Rhodes! This route is really good! Why is everyone afraid of chimneys? Don't bother with a rope if you lead this route.
By Gokul
Nov 18, 2012

For more excitement on the solo, go up the outside of the outer chockstone.
By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Sep 29, 2014
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

This thing is much more fun than it appears it is going to be on initial inspection.

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