Type: Sport, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Mark Maffe 1995
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Shared By: Adam on Dec 24, 2006 · Updates
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This is a very cool climb!!!

On the first pitch the crux might be near the ground. The 2nd pitch is seldom done but has a few harder spots.

Mark Maffe discovered the first pitch of Groove Tube in 1995. It was buried beneath jungle growth and he cleaned it, added protection and gave the rating 5.10 (even though it was a very soft rating - he was worried that no one would climb it if he rated it lower, especially given the already soft ratings in that area - and he really wanted people to climb it since it's such a fun climb).
FA info in King's original guidebook was a misprint.

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Once you've pulled yourself up the fixed ropes: Walk to the right on the very eroded hill. You can't miss this one, the TUBE!!!

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Draws. I seem to remember something about 2 ropes, but now I'm not sure about that. 2nd pitch might be a long one.