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Routes in Main Rock
|Type:||Trad, TR, 60 ft|
|FA:||Rob Javier, 1998|
|Page Views:||121 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Steve Marr on Aug 19, 2007|
|Admins:||Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer|
DescriptionMinor Groove is probably one of the better routes at Angel Rocks - longer than most of the other routes, fun moves, and great rock all make this a fine route. At first glance it looks like a crack climb, but it's actually a thin face climb with a couple of crack moves in between.
Start the climb on the face below the groove. After about 15 to 20 feet, a left angling crack/groove provides some good holds. The first crux is transitioning from the face into the bottom part of the groove. Look for good face holds - they are small, somewhat hidden, but all there. Continue up the groove using the shallow finger/hand crack in the back. There are some good spots for chimney moves and rests where the groove widens. The second crux is the transition from the groove to the lower anchors. Look for an excellent (although somewhat hidden) hold to the left. Pull up and through the top of the groove, climb past the anchors, and continue up easier ground to the top.