All Locations > New Mexico > Santa Fe Area > Diablo Canyon > Grotto (a.k.a.… > Grotto Right (W Side)
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, 85 ft|
|FA:||Lee Brinckerhoff '09 equipped by Bryan Pletta|
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|Shared By:||Shirtless Mike on Nov 6, 2006|
|Admins:||Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
Start climbing up a large flake hand crack or layback to the first bolt, about 15 feet. Make nice improbable moves past two more bolts to the crux. Here there are two bolts about two feet apart. Make the hard crux moves to another bolt to a nice rest. From here pass about 6 more bolts on easier ground to the anchors.
It's rated 10c in Beverly's Jemez Rock guide, but is probably at least 2 number grades harder. First clue was it's slightly overhanging nature with few holds. Second clue was 10c chalked on the wall with a "NO" symbol around it. So could be +/- a few letter grades but I found it way harder than the other 12b's in the area.