Type: Trad, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: John Wolfe, 1968
Page Views: 3,653 total · 14/month
Shared By: Tony B on Dec 23, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, Mike Morley, C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Gunkswest

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This route is the aptly named broad groove just 8' right of the direct Start to Mike's Books on the SE end of the Intersection Rock.

The meat of the route is divided into two cruxes, the first of which is getting more than one move off of the ground by pulling/pushing onto a left-leaning flake off of a sloper foot. Wide stemming makes this easier and more secure for the flexible people. Another (easier) crux lies perhaps 15 or 20 feet up, above a so-so TCU placement. One bolt remains on the route, and others were either broken or chopped, which is hard to say. The route is somewhat runout, but for the real crux you need a spotter, not protection.

Rap from the fixed chains on the ledge.


bolt (1/2" stainless steel bolt & rock colored SS hanger courtesy of the ASCA, June 2017), standard rack (you can lead this with a few TCU's and the fixed gear)