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YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 700', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: M. Rangel, M. Trainor, et al
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Submitted By: manuel rangel on Dec 4, 2007

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Joanne Urioste cruising pitch one of The Groover. ...


The climb follows a huge groove in the southeast buttress, look for a large roof 50' above the ground. Squeeze thru the roof and end up on the crux on pitch 3. It's a choice between wide hands or pro, I go for pro. Stem thru and voila.


Look for the huge roof at the bottom of a groove on the left of courthouse rock. Just 100yds left of the mountaineers route.


standard rack from fingers thru #4 camalot; two bolts on each of the first three pitches with bolted anchors. Last two pitches are 200' each with only one bolt between them; go right at end of 4th pitch to find belay bolt. Rappel Mountaineer's Route with double ropes.

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By bio
From: mesa, az
Jan 3, 2008

The first 3 pitches are good, after that it's just to get to top, pretty grungy. The crux is well protected and a fun, short move.
The location and scenery are great.
By Robin like the bird
From: mountain center ,CA
Mar 4, 2009
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R

can anybody tell me about how many pitches to expect, and what the grade of those pitches are?
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Apr 1, 2009

The first three pitches are @ 90'; pitch 4 is easy 5th and a chimney that widens, belay on ledge on the right w/bolt on right wall; pitch 5 is easy 5th on wider chimney/gulley to the last 5th class portion, go to end of 60m rope and belay off gear. 4th to top and walk north to mtneers route/gulley. Look for cairns marking the rap route; double ropes.
By Catherine Conner
From: Phoenix, AZ
Dec 20, 2009
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Went out this beautiful Friday... I have lead the bottom two pitches of the Groover, but thought it was time to see about the 3rd. Went well, redpoint. Bring a 4 for the crux if you want to pro it well. Great fun out there, John Kynyk lead pitch 1 and cruised it. Love AZ-it's mid December and am enjoying 70 degree weather-nice! I agree that p1 & 2 are 5.9, p3 is 5.10, the runout occurs above the 1st three pitches on easier ground. Just be careful of the loose stuff.

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