All Locations > New Mexico > Santa Fe Area > Diablo Canyon > The Grotto (a.k… > Gilligan's Island (a.k.a. The Alcove)
Avg: 1.7 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
|Page Views:||657 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||Scott Beguin on May 7, 2008|
|Admins:||Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
This climb is a north facing route that offers some fine Diablo moderate trad climbing that is usually free from crowds. It is a good choice on a hot day. Start up a moderate off width in a left facing dihedral and continue to some wide hands to hands out the top with dependable gear placements all of the way up. Bolted anchors were eventually put on this route because we were getting tired of having to jump or down climb off of the island.
This is the only trad route on the north side, and it is directly to the right of and shares anchors with "Slap Happy" which is a sport route. The north side is also found around the corner right from "Dog Bite at Diablo" which is referred to in some guide books as "Larcombe's Lament", which is a snaked route.