Avg: 2.6 from 110 votes
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
|FA:||Pat and Azenda Thompson and Rick and Jana Thompson|
|Page Views:||5,835 total · 33/month|
|Shared By:||Peter Gram on Jul 5, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionMonastic Groove is one of the best routes at the Outer Gates. It features refreshingly different holds than many of its neighboring 5.7/5.8s which tend to be very similar to each other.
This is the center most route in the Vestry, just downhill from the thin spire called the Steeple. Squeeze behind a detached boulder and start the route at its top. Climb up a fun water groove to a bulge with the biggest jugs that you will ever see. Pull through this, and continue for a few more bolts to a anchor set in an alcove about 70' up.