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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 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 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
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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Description

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.

Location

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.

Protection

Many bolts, about 12ish? Bring extras as I'm not sure of the count.
Jason Platt  
 
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
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
T5w
Ia.
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
Pamela Kaval
  5.9+
Pamela Kaval  
  5.9+
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