All Locations > New Mexico > Santa Fe Area > Diablo Canyon > Grotto (a.k.a.… > Grotto Right (W Side)
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|Shared By:||Monomaniac on Apr 16, 2007|
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Challenging moves up the stellar arete. Begin on the large boulder, from where it's possible to hang the first 3 or 4 draws depending on how sweet your stick clipping skills are. Wake up your belayer and get ready to crank as the first four moves are probably the hardest. A good sidepull and a tweaky pocket lead to a slopey crimp, then steadily improving holds to a great double crimp at the 2nd bolt. Engage your imported Italian slippers and traverse out to the arete and a decent shake below the 4th bolt. Some more classic arete moves and a short dyno to a crimp out right lead up the arete. Around the 6th bolt traverse onto the left face via pockets and sharp crimps, up over a slight bulge and a horizontal crack just below the anchor.
Furthest south (left) route on the west wall of the Grotto. #27 in the photo topo.