Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Rich Durnan
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Shared By: Matthew Seymour on May 5, 2007
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb up the longer water groove on the left wall. This has fun moves with good stemming. It is longer than most of the routes in the alcove. Fun.


This route is one of several nice routes in the alcove area of the pool wall in Ouray. A friendly place to climb with closly 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 third route on the left after entering the alcove.


Many bolts, about 12ish? Bring extras as I'm not sure of the count.


Pamela Kaval
Pamela Kaval  
This is an excellent climb. There are 12 bolts. If you only have 10 quickdraws, there are two places where you can safely remove a quickdraw after you have placed the next one so you can reuse it, but having 12 is easier. Since it is long climb, there are lots of different moves all along it. I might rate the last move as a 5.9+ or possibly a 5.10. There are bird nests at the top for the last move also, so when babies have hatched, the parents will willingly poop on you. Be forewarned. ;-) Aug 14, 2007
T5w   Ia.
What Pamela said POO is true fun fun route. You can get away with skipping the first two clips if you choose. Aug 30, 2011
Bradley Potter
Durango, Colorado
Bradley Potter   Durango, Colorado
Amazing and fun climb! If you got to The Pool Wall and don't climb this route, then you are missing out. Jun 4, 2012
Jason Platt
Fort Collins, CO
Jason Platt   Fort Collins, CO
Super fun well-protected route that climbs an unusual feature. Stem like none other up the tube and finish with a pretty cruxy, little exposed move at the last bolt. Seriously though I agree with Bradley, a must do if you are at this wall. Jul 28, 2014