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Groove Thing, The T,TR 
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The Groove Thing 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: FRA: Patrick Donahue
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: patrick donahue on Apr 19, 2015

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Description 

This route starts up a low angle water groove that eventually ends in a large 3 foot pod. From here, clip the first and only bolt, then trend right to the broken corner system where you can place a solid nut, and move up and left towards the summit crack placing gear along the way. This is a fun, moderate lead that would be good for the newer trad leader.

There are no anchors. Bring a long cord to build 2 piece anchor at the top.

Location 

It is located 15 feet to the right of Valley Girl at the obvious water groove.

Protection 

Bring a single rack to BD C4 #2.


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By Amanda Forrest
From: Gunnison, CO
Jul 28, 2015

Bolt is no longer there, sleeve is still in the rock. No fixed anchor up top as noted in the description.