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Grotto Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Jun 7, 2003
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Description 

The Grotto is the name of the primary rock at West World.

Getting There 

Follow directions as described in the West World climbing area.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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If You Can Climb It, You Can Condemn It 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Grotto
This is the center route on this wall with a chainlink hanger down low. Start by climbing up a lieback feature from the lowest point on the wall. Continue following bolted line to anchors. The route wanders a bit. Some key holds were broken off at some point but the climb still goes. The route is a very steep slab climb with reasonable protection. The route has never been on-sighted. In fact Brent's best effort was a redpoint/pinkpoint using preplaced long runners on the last two bolts. This rou...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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