Type: Trad, 700 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: M. Rangel, M. Trainor, et al
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Shared By: manuel rangel on Dec 4, 2007
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Description

The climb follows a huge groove in the southeast buttress, look for a large roof 50' above the ground. Squeeze thru the roof and end up on the crux on pitch 3. It's a choice between wide hands or pro, I go for pro. Stem thru and voila.

Location

Look for the huge roof at the bottom of a groove on the left of courthouse rock. Just 100yds left of the mountaineers route.

Protection

standard rack from fingers thru #4 camalot; two bolts on each of the first three pitches with bolted anchors. Last two pitches are 200' each with only one bolt between them; go right at end of 4th pitch to find belay bolt. Rappel Mountaineer's Route with double ropes.

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bio
mesa, az
bio   mesa, az
The first 3 pitches are good, after that it's just to get to top, pretty grungy. The crux is well protected and a fun, short move.
The location and scenery are great. Jan 3, 2008
Robin like the bird
Philomath, or
  5.10c/d R
Robin like the bird   Philomath, or
  5.10c/d R
can anybody tell me about how many pitches to expect, and what the grade of those pitches are? Mar 4, 2009
manuel rangel
Arizona
  5.10c/d
manuel rangel   Arizona
  5.10c/d
The first three pitches are @ 90'; pitch 4 is easy 5th and a chimney that widens, belay on ledge on the right w/bolt on right wall; pitch 5 is easy 5th on wider chimney/gulley to the last 5th class portion, go to end of 60m rope and belay off gear. 4th to top and walk north to mtneers route/gulley. Look for cairns marking the rap route; double ropes. Apr 1, 2009
Catherine Conner
Phoenix, AZ
  5.10c/d
Catherine Conner   Phoenix, AZ
  5.10c/d
Went out this beautiful Friday... I have lead the bottom two pitches of the Groover, but thought it was time to see about the 3rd. Went well, redpoint. Bring a 4 for the crux if you want to pro it well. Great fun out there, John Kynyk lead pitch 1 and cruised it. Love AZ-it's mid December and am enjoying 70 degree weather-nice! I agree that p1 & 2 are 5.9, p3 is 5.10, the runout occurs above the 1st three pitches on easier ground. Just be careful of the loose stuff. Dec 20, 2009