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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 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 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 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 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
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Apr 18, 2004
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: No new bolts. Respect signs and private property owners near the crags. Details


Climb the first dihedral and roof of Snakebyte (5.11b) and then move right to a bolt where Snakebyte becomes a tiny crack above the roof. Continue up from the bolt to a large crack using a really loose jug, and top out above the large block.

While the first roof is quite fun, climbing up after the roof is garbage using an almost required loose large jug, and then a crack system that's not fun, and probably 5.7.


Pro from small to 3", with emphasis on pieces under 1 1/2". There is also one bolt on the route, and the top anchor is 2


Alexander Nees
Grand Junction, CO
Alexander Nees   Grand Junction, CO
I think this route deserves more than 1 star. Admittedly it's not a great natural line, linking the bottom half of Snake Bite into a higher crack system on the right using a bolt. But the climbing is fun and interesting in the linkup, the bolt is solid and well-placed, and I didn't notice any worryingly loose rock on the climb. The Grotto is a small area; if you've done most of the clear lines, this is a good one to fill out your visit with. 10c for the face moves at the bolt, easier both above and below. Apr 23, 2010

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