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The Grotto

Arizona > Central Arizona > *Prescott Area > Granite Dells > Granite Gardens > Oasis

Description

This is a great climbing area in a small canyon like feature along The Grotto trail just before entering a cool tunnel of boulders. The Caravan Dome is the large primary feature. Hop Skip and a Jump is the interesting low angled spire to its left.

Getting There

Hike the Stairway Loop counter clockwise by entering a flat trail between boulders into a large field. The first trail intersection on the right will lead you into the Grotto Trail and to the base of the routes. All routes are mixed with mostly bolt protection. Routes can be led without gear however their are serious consequences to falling without gear in place.

Routes from Left to Right

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Hop, Skip, and a Jump
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
The Alchemist
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Caravan
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hop, Skip, and a Jump
 8
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Alchemist
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Caravan
 13
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad

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Tanner making the move with grace and poise
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Wyatt Potteiger
Phoenix, AZ
[Hide Comment] Grotto wall anchor is extremely loose. Should be replaced ASAP. May 20, 2020