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Routes in The Alcove

Bell Curve A.K.A. Silent But Deadly S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Butter Face S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
California Stars S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dirty, Rotten Scoundrel S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
First Time Out S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Grilled Cheese aka Burger S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Groove Is In The Heart S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Groove Tube S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Guiding Light S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Keep On Keepin' On S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lunch Bucket A.K.A. Romper Room S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Lunch Bucket? (dubbed No Se) S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
New Arete AKA Entrance Exam S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Past Tense S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rain of Terror S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Right of Test Drive TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Test Drive S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thunder Thighs S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tropical Depression S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Viper Room S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Ze Boom Boom Room S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Sport, 35 ft
FA: Luke Childers, 2003-4
Page Views: 198 total · 1/month
Shared By: Matthew Seymour on May 5, 2007
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The crux is moving past the last bolt to the anchors. It is fun and short.

Location

This route is one of several nice routes in the alcove area of the pool wall in Ouray. It is a friendly place to climb with closely spaced bolts. Park in the upper lot for the pool in town. Cross the road and head up the obvious wash. You pass an old no trespassing sign, access is currently allowed, continue up the wash and you will be in the alcove.

Groove Is In The Heart is the second route from the left once you enter the alcove. The top half climbs a water groove.

Protection

Three bolts to the anchor. When I did the route, the top bolt was bent from rock fall but was still clipable.

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Bolted this line in 2003-2004.

Luke Childers Jun 20, 2009
A. Bandos
Broomfield, CO
A. Bandos   Broomfield, CO
Wow, this rock is laughably smooth. It's short, but the tricky slab moves by the last bolt make it worth doing. Jun 22, 2014

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