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The Groove 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Jun 12, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Nice view of the rock quality (and my butt, unfort...


The Groove climbs the overhung black streaked stem box on the right side of the north face of South Park. Climb the slightly right leaning groove on stellar flakes and edges. Judicious stemming and back stepping lead up the face past a couple of cruxy sequences and the anchors.


North face, right side.


4 bolts & mussy hooks.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Focused on The Groove.
Focused on The Groove.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing The Groove.
Climbing The Groove.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Groove climbs the steep black line just right ...
The Groove climbs the steep black line just right ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stemming in The Groove.
Stemming in The Groove.
Rock Climbing Photo: Susan on the Groove
Susan on the Groove

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By Jodi Friedlander
Oct 5, 2016

Ben and Pam, great route. Really fun. Good bolt placements (this short person really thanks you!). Scott and I both led it and thought it felt more 10.a-ish.
By Russ Walling
Nov 14, 2016
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Best route on the crag. Sorta neat and sorta awkward in spots. Rock is pretty good and the moves are interesting and fun.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 14, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route is actually worth hiking to! Good rock, fun movement and has you exploring features all around you. Bonus... Mussy hooks for quick escape to your next adventure.

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