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This is situated just above Second Grotto Wall. Although it is a slog to get up here, this wall hosts a classic Harvey Carter line, a fun 12a sport route, and the potential for many more lines. Better yet - you can arrive here by doing the Grotto Wall link-up: climb Lower Grotto Wall to Second Grotto Wall to Third Grotto Wall. This makes for a fantastic day!

Getting There 

Scramble up to Second Grotto Wall and then around to the right. A steep gully leads to a ramp that rises along the base of Third Grotto Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Third Grotto Wall:
Inner Worlds   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Todd starting up the first pitch.

Inner Worlds 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Independence Pass : ... : Third Grotto Wall
P1: Start on jugs to the left of an awkward fist crack (or climb up the crack) then angle left and up to a stance under a small roof with a fixed pin way to the right (long runner). Turn the roof to the left into the leaning dihedral and up to a small belay stance below the huge roof. Watch your rope drag on this pitch.P2: Continue up the dihedral and then hand traverse out right under the roof. Pull around the roof on huge jugs and enjoy the view!Walk off to the east....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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