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Angora Grotto 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Douglas T on Aug 17, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Starting up the (bolted) crack on Angora. Bring ....

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Climb the off-fingers to hand splitter crack up to the roof. Bolts protect the crux roof and the surprisingly fun climbing to the anchor just below the lone cedar.

Two 70m rappels to the ground, or use two 70 m ropes and set up a BIG Top Rope for the hordes at the base.


From the top anchor of "Tunnel Vision", scramble easy up and right to an anchor at the base of a splitter off-fingers to hands crack.


Lots of QD's and some cams from .3 to .75.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Just above the crux on Angora Grotto.
BETA PHOTO: Just above the crux on Angora Grotto.
Rock Climbing Photo: Angora Grotto shown in orange.  Tunnel Vision in p...
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By Sherri Lewis
From: Sequim, WA
Aug 18, 2013

This is an enjoyable line packed with variety and well-protected, interesting moves. If it were at ground level, it would be every bit as popular as Cunning Stunt, if not more so.
By blakeherrington
Nov 10, 2013

The bolt protecting the roof move ( below climber's left foot in the photo) is visibly corroded. Other bolts on this thing may be bad as well - they have the same KONG hangers which lead to total failure under bodyweight on an UTW route or two.

There are adequate gear opportunities to lead this without worrying too much, but I wouldn't place much faith in the bolts themselves.
By Douglas T
Apr 26, 2017

The bolts next to the splitter crack have been removed and old bolts above replaced with SS a couple years ago. Get on this awesome line.

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