Grease Gun Groove
Avg: 2.7 from 118 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Gary Hemming, Art Gran, Roger Chorley, 1958|
|Page Views:||4,296 total · 30/month|
|Shared By:||John Peterson on Mar 11, 2006|
DescriptionWARNING: a ground-nest of yellowjackets is in the blocks immediately opposite the start of the route. Avoid those blocks, and put your packs down well to climbers' right.
An excellent 5.6 pitch that marks the leftmost of the densest, highest quality climbing in the Nears. Beyond this the rock quality drops dramatically.
Start about 100' left of Birdland, at a slabby left-facing corner above a chest-high bulge.
P1: Make a tough bouldery move over the bulge into the corner. Continue up the corner, go right under a roof, and climb a steep wall capped by a small roof (pin) to a tree with a rap anchor. Good climbing all the way up. 5.6, 80'.
There is a second pitch but I've never done it or seen anyone on it.
(Several comments below: "a safari" - ed.)