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Routes in The Grendel
|Academic Freedom S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Beowulf S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Beyond the Pale T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Daneland S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Exit Stage Right S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Freedom Fighter S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Hrunting T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Leitner Route S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Monster Mash, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Mother Grendel S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Pebble In The Sky S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a|
|Pierced Lip Lock S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Strong Arm Tactics S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Type:||Sport, 100 ft|
|FA:||Sharon Kloepfer, Mark Rolofson & Kirk Miller, 2006|
|Page Views:||2,956 total, 38/month|
|Shared By:||J. Broussard on Aug 1, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
State Park; Fee Required. Details
Golden Gate Canyon is a State Park and a $6 (2010) fee is required for entrance. Self serve kiosks exist throughout the park. Annual passes can be purchased for $60.
DescriptionA 60 meter rope is just long enough; I was lowered all the way to the ground with all of the bolts still clipped.
You will need a long sling to negotiate rope drag over the roof between the 6th & 7th bolt!!
Climb up the face past two bolts & move left onto a ledge. Step right & climb a short vertical arete, past the 3rd bolt, to a steep slab that ends on a huge sloping ledge. Clip the 6th bolt & ascend a steep face along a short, right-facing corner.
Clip the 7th bolt with a long sling & clip out of the 6th bolt.
Gain a small ledge on the left. The crux pulls over a small overlap, past the 8th bolt, onto a steep face. Continue up this beautiful long face with nice hold to a ledge & the 14th bolt below a small roof. Pull over the roof on the right. Move up and left to the anchor.