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Routes in Groove Rock aka Leap of Faith Area

Dancin' Fool T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Neutral Zone T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rules of Acquisition S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Simon May I S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: T. Anderson
Page Views: 137 total · 1/month
Shared By: John Peterson on Jun 14, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

As of May 16, 2018, there is a raven's next with eggs. Consider not climbing this to allow the birds to succeed in breeding.

This route climbs the wall just left of a grungy crack system just left of the groove. It's a bit runout compared to other routes in the area.

Location

This is the leftmost route, just left of the groove.

Protection

3 bolts, chains.

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YDPL8S
Santa Monica, Ca.
  5.9
YDPL8S   Santa Monica, Ca.
  5.9
I noticed that Will gave it 5.7 rating. I have no idea where the bolts are now, but from John's photo, the area he is denoting as Dancin' Fool had at least 3 different toprope routes that we played around on. They probably ranged from 5.7 to 5.9, some on crystal strings and some on lichen filled smear cups. Jul 8, 2010
Kyle Judson
Colorado
  5.8
Kyle Judson   Colorado
  5.8
If the bolt line is followed straight up, I'd give it a 5.8 rating for some of the thin slab moves. If you're playing with features off the sides, it's no more than 5.8-. Sep 15, 2011
Tom V
Aspen, CO
  5.9
Tom V   Aspen, CO
  5.9
May 16, 2018

There is an occupied (2 eggs) ravens nest on Dancing Fool in the crack to the right and above the second bolt, you can't see it till you're up there. Let's leave this one alone for a month or two, lots of other climbs out there. May 16, 2018

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