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Routes in The Grotto

AC Devil Dog S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bandito T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chicken Ranch Bingo S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flight Simulator S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Go with the Flow T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Granted T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gyro Gearloose T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hole in the Wall T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Journey to Find the Sun S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Men's Crisis Center T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Moss Critique S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Prime Directive S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Rawhide T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Snake Bite T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Squealer T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Table Manners T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Table Manners - Left T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Three Fingered Jack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
To Pin or Not To Be T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Apr 3, 2004
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Please do not place any new bolts or fixed hardware at Table Mountain, and minimize our impact here. Climbing is open, with restrictions: private property. Details

Description

On the right side of the columns, you will find Go With the Flow. Count 3 cracks right of the rightmost bolts in the Grotto, known as Moss Critique (5.11a), which actually uses the first crack.

Climb up a reasonably wide crack with broken sections every 15 feet that make excellent rests. Crux is about 35 feet up.

A great warmup if you're on a top rope.

Protection

2 bolts lie up top. Protection up to 4", but emphasize pieces between 1" - 2".

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K DJ
 
K DJ  
 
This was a fun lead and a nice intro to this grade; I am still a bit new to trad leading. Great crack and I found it easy to protect, although I didn't see any spot for a #4 cam placement. Could be I just didn't notice, but I second Andy's comment about gear and didn't take anything larger than a #1cam. May 1, 2017
Dennis
 
Dennis  
 
Didn't try Granted, but this climb is quite fun. Great hands for most of the way, and an awesome way to approach Squealer. Can comfortably link the two with a 70m rope. Great fun. Dec 24, 2007
caughtinside
Oakland CA
 
caughtinside   Oakland CA
 
this climb was fun, but personally I thought Granted was a much better 5.9. Jan 18, 2007
Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
  5.9
Andy Laakmann   Bend, OR  
  5.9
By the climbing book (Sonora Pass Climbs?), I'm pretty sure I climbed this route.. but it was different than described above. I found it to be awesome, tight hand jams with a comfy rest every 15' or so. No wide section and the largest piece was a #1 camalot. Very enjoyable. It was a little mossy at the bottom, but nothing too bad.

This climb can be identified by finding the sweet looking hand crack on the right third of the grotto wall. There is a small roof just to the left of the start of the climb. Nov 25, 2006