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Captain Hook's Grotto Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.23195, -107.91741 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Shirtless Mike on Apr 17, 2006

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Tucked away and off the the main trail, this wall see's little traffic. The entire wall get's morning shade, and the actual grotto climbs "Captain Hook" and "Peter Pan Flies Again" get nice continual shade in the summer.

Climbs from left to right are:

Lunch With a Crocodile 5.10d
Peter Pan Flies Again 5.11b
Captain Hook 5.11a
Ruffio 5.12a

Getting There 

About 200 feet left of the tower. Between Sleeping Beauty Wall and Midnight Pumpkin Wall. This one doesn't have a nice graded trail leading up to it, but there are a few small ill-defined trails to follow.

Climbing Season

For the Enchanted Tower area.

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike on Lunch With a Crocodile.

Lunch With a Crocodile 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  New Mexico : Enchanted Tower : Captain Hook's Grotto
Start on a chossy slab, best to traverse in from the right to clip the first bolt to miss some of the worst rock. Continue up past the second and third bolt. Whenever the holds die out utilize the arete passing the fourth bolt. Catch a nice (slightly awkward rest) clip the 5th bolt out left (bolt was placed here to provide a cleaner fall) and head right to a hueco and traverse left to the next bolt. Slightly harder if done direct.Continue up easy ground for a few more bolts to the final over...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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