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The Groove Thing

5.7+, Trad, TR, 45 ft (14 m),  Avg: 2 from 3 votes
FA: FRA: Patrick Donahue
Colorado > Gunnison > Hartman Rocks > Slab of No Return


This route starts up a low angle water groove that eventually ends in a large 3 foot pod. From here, clip the first and only bolt, then trend right to the broken corner system where you can place a solid nut, and move up and left towards the summit crack placing gear along the way. This is a fun, moderate lead that would be good for the newer trad leader.

There are no anchors. Bring a long cord to build 2 piece anchor at the top.


It is located 15 feet to the right of Valley Girl at the obvious water groove.


Bring a single rack to BD C4 #2.

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Amanda Forrest
Gunnison, CO
[Hide Comment] Bolt is no longer there, sleeve is still in the rock. No fixed anchor up top as noted in the description. Jul 28, 2015