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Elevation: 2,210 ft
GPS: 34.1254, -118.92762
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The Grotto is a wonderful place to climb in the summer, under the shade of a group of huge Sycamore trees. Located upstream from the base of the Drainage descent trail, the Grotto lies at the western end of the cliff band of Echo Cliffs. Due to canopy created by the Sycamore trees the Grotto enjoys mixed shade all day long. Routes in the Grotto range from 5.7 - 5.12b. There is typically a good flow of water during the winter and spring, but dries up by early summer.

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the first climbing area encountered on the approach trail

22 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Grotto

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Mystic River
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 77
Miss Pacman
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Little Giant
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 56
Superfly
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Garden of Expectations
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 41
Lowrider
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 25
Air Ranger
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
Wonder Woman
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Intensity
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mystic River
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Miss Pacman
 77
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Little Giant
 16
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Superfly
 56
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Garden of Expectations
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lowrider
 41
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Air Ranger
 25
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Wonder Woman
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Intensity
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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