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Routes in The Grendel

Academic Freedom S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Beowoof T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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
Nægling T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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
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Type: Trad, 125 ft
FA: Dougald MacDonald, Dave Goldstein
Page Views: 797 total · 12/month
Shared By: Dougald MacDonald on May 27, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb the shady west face of Grendel, starting on a platform about 50' up the talus. Follow the most obvious line of thin cracks through two orange tiers, passing a large roof to the left at the start of the second tier, and then go up a final groove to the top. Either traverse right to a bolt anchor or continue to summit and downclimb north and back west. It is very fun climbing but there is lots of lichen. With traffic, this would earn three stars.


Standard rack.


Bill Farrand  
The protection on this route was pretty sketchy. I backed off from moving above the roof, because I couldn't find a strong gear placement. Jun 18, 2017
Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter  
Loved this route. Longer and more interesting than expected. I'd say it's a solid 5.9. Built an anchor for TR and walked off. Great beta photo! Mar 4, 2018

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