The Grendel Rock Climbing
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The Grendel looms over the surrounding area from high on the ridge, behind and above [Redacted] Spire. This crag has highly featured, weathered alpine granite and has yielded several quality sport climbs. From below, it looks bigger than it turns out to be, yet a 70 meter rope is recommended as several of the routes go the distance.
A. Beyond the Pale, 8+, 1p, 125', gear.
B. Beowoof, 9+, 1p, 85', gear.
C. Beowulf, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts.
D. Daneland, 10, 1p, 110', bolts.
E. Pebble In The Sky, 11+, 1p, 60', bolts.
F. Freedom Fighter, 11+ - 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. Pierced Lip Lock, 11, 1p, 80', bolts.
H. Academic Freedom, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
I. Hrunting, 10+, 1p, 60', bolts.
J. Nægling, 10, 1p, 50', gear.
K. Exit Stage Right, 8, 1p, 70', bolts.
L. Mother Grendel, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts.
M. Leitner Route, 10+, 1p, 45', bolts.
N. Strong Arm Tactics, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
O. The Monster Mash, 9+, 1p, 70', bolts.
Park in the Aspen Meadows campground, and walk back out the entry road. Cross Gap Road and enter the woods directly across from and in line with the campground entry road. Once you encounter the powerline road in the woods, look for cairns marking an old road heading into the forest. Follow old roads, keeping an eye out for cairns, until you find your way up the hill to the saddle area surrounding The [Redacted] Spire. Follow cairns up the hillside below The Grendel to the crag. The approach takes about 45 minutes.
Per Rich Kelly: the approach is 0.7 miles, 800' gain.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Grendel
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