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El Grotto 


Type:  Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 180', Grade II
Original: WI4 [details]
FA: Joe Kennedy and Greg Hull
Page Views: 20
Submitted By: gph on Feb 21, 2017

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The Eye of the Needle. The pic was taken in summer...


Begin by dry tooling to get above a small overhang and then onto a verglassed slab. Trend slightly right to better ice and then straight up into the trees. Sustained, difficult climbing for the first 2/3 of the route.


This is the first route on the north side of the Eye of the Needle that has been climbed. The easiest way to access is to follow the brook down past the Sea Monster area until you can see The Eye of the Needle. El Grotto is the second line encountered as you approach the eye.


A rack of screws and extra balls as this is very run out near the bottom.

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