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Erosion Groove 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Joe Cote, Roger Martin 1973
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Jul 12, 2014

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Description 

APPROACH - Two approaches: 1) From the base area (base of Groov'n and the "Arches") Slither, crash and bushwhack down and around the toe to the base of the climb.

2) [Probably easiest] Climb "Groov'n (or any other climb that leads to the Groov'n anchors) and then traverse to the Erosion Groove anchors [see photo posted to Twirpy Girl]. Rap to the base.

START: At the bottom of toe of the slab, about 25 ft left, and 25 ft below the large Oak Tree of Groov'in. Bring a wire brush for the first 20-25 feet.

Climb up the thin seam (protection on the right) until it becomes a crack/groove. About 150 ft up the crack/groove ends at an inside corner. (Before getting here one can do a rising traverse to the Groov'n/Washboard anchor; to this point the climb is about 5.4) Climb over the corner (5.6 -5.7 PG/R) to a clump of trees. Do a 2 rope rap or...
Pitch 2 - Continue to trees above. (Easy)

Protection 

A good selection of medium cams and nuts.


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