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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 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Trigger Finger T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Craig McClenahan, 93 - 94
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Apr 18, 2004
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Access Issue: No new bolts. Respect signs and private property owners near the crags. Details


Using the top anchor for A.C. Devil Dog (5.10d) and Table Manners (5.8), there is a bolt just right of this top anchor nearly directly above A.C. Devil Dog, which leads straight up the severly overhung upper headwall of the Grotto. This is Flight Simulator.

Climb up large jugs for the first three bolts on hellaciously overhung but really solid rock. For the final two bolts and to the top anchors, climbing gets balancy and remains powerful. All moves are pumpy, all moves are excellent.

A Fall in the short traverse section just before the top anchors will undoubtedly put you into flight, so enjoy your drop!


5 bolts to a 2 bolt top anchor.
Oakland, CA
JustBrit   Oakland, CA
(May 2012) 3rd draw was a chain w/biner in pretty good shape. The other 4 I would set longer runners! May 11, 2012
Pavel Burov
Pavel Burov   Russia
A fun and airy lead. A bit pumpy. Protection is of indoors climbing gym safety level. Two 2-links chains at the anchor. Very indoors climbing gym style route. A bit hard to clean (due to overhang) on descend. 70m rope is a bit excessive to get back to the ground (60m should not be enough, but with a bit of simul/down climbing on Table Manners... hey, just bring your 70m).

Not so good for flash/on-sight attempt but you can try - protection is good.

Really fun route, **** rating.

Link it via a short easy (a bit runout - you do not want to have a rope drag at the top) traverse with Men's Crisis Center to make a super fun, and long, and diverse pitch. Oct 15, 2013

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