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Routes in The Grotto

... S 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Air Ranger S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Crash Test Dummy S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Dipstick S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Game Boy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Garden of Expectations S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Intensity S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Junior S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Little Giant S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lowrider S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mirror of Erised S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Miss Pacman S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mystic River S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nimrod S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Puffing Hunchback S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rats & Bats S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Slammer S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stairway to Heaven S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stinger S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stubby S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Superfly S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wonder Woman S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Xanadu S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Louie Anderson (1998)
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Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Sep 29, 2008
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Emergency Closure to Protect Sensitive Plant Species Details
Grotto and Lookout closed Details

Description

Steep, sequential and pumpy. Diagonal up and right past the crux. Easier climbing then leads to a large ledge.

Location

The first of 4 closely spaced routes encountered on the right when walking up the Grotto from the descent Gully.

Protection

3 bolts to 2 open shuts. Not a bad route to stick clip.

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Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.10d
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.10d
Tony sure has the beta on "Low Rider" dialed in. Definitely a sandbag at 5.10b and his witty prose about the route NOT calling you back is profoundly dead on. Mar 8, 2015
Never liked this route. An alleged 10b harder than most of the 10c's at Echo. Not bolted right either--second bolt should be a bit higher, third bolt is superfluous--the climb is over when you can palm that ledge. Awkward handholds and not much for feet, you can waste a lot of time on this little climb, and if you finally get it, you'll find that it doesn't call you back. But it sure looks tempting for first-timers. Jan 19, 2015