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Goliath's Groove 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 700', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Lance Bateman Paul Ross. Nov 16th 2008
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT Ross on Nov 20, 2008

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Lance coming up the easy groove with the camp site...

Description 

Takes a direct line up the very narrow slot canyon left of Slip Not. The canyon forms a groove rather than a slot. The rock is water worn and good quality. Enter the Canyon until a steep 35'wall/groove is reached.

P1)Up this and continue up the groove to the next steep section.100'5.8
P2)Difficult climbing up the groove passed 4 bolts to double anchors.140'5.11.
P3)Move out left onto the slab passed four bolts to easier climbing to natural belays. 200' 5.10
P4). Follow easy groove to natural belay below the last step section of the groove.200'
P5)Interesting moves past two bolts then up to natural belay. 60' 5.10.

Descent :- From the top belay scramble straight down the rounded ridge of Slip Not for about 150' (a bolt protects an awkward step)to rap anchors of Slip Not . Rap down first down about 50' of easy slab then down into the canyon on the right to another rap anchor on the climb Angle of Deception,then one more rap that brings one to below the short 5.8 first pitch of both routes.

Location 

The very narrow slot/groove left of the Slip Not ridge. Hike from the Uneva Canyon trail head.

Protection 

A few cams up to 3.5 " slings . Two 60m ropes.


Photos of Goliath's Groove Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul Ross on the first pitch of Goliath's Groove, ...
Paul Ross on the first pitch of Goliath's Groove, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Two masters of the Eastern Reef.  Paul and Lance c...
Two masters of the Eastern Reef. Paul and Lance c...
Rock Climbing Photo: The crux moves of the last pitch
The crux moves of the last pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: On the crux section of pitch 3
On the crux section of pitch 3
Rock Climbing Photo: The slab of Pitch 3
The slab of Pitch 3
Rock Climbing Photo: Lance on the difficult pitch 2
Lance on the difficult pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Lance on the steep section of the first pitch
Lance on the steep section of the first pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: A)Goliath's Groove.5.11 B)Angle of Deception.5.11d...
BETA PHOTO: A)Goliath's Groove.5.11 B)Angle of Deception.5.11d...

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