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The Grotto (Sundance Canyon)

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The Grotto (Sundance Canyon) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,184'
Location: 34.55396, -111.41891 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ryan Myers on Apr 20, 2015
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The Grotto is a spectacular canyon sanctuary found just a short hike upstream from the logjam, where the trail meets the creek. This enormous room is part of the technical slot canyon know as Sundance Canyon. No matter how you enter the Grotto, whether you are crossing the creek or rapping in from Sundance Canyon's final 180 footer, the site and feel of this place is truly breathtaking. A tucked away gem in a beautiful canyon oasis.

Getting There 

Option 1: From the trailhead/parking area, hike downhill to the creek. At the logjam start hiking upstream for about 15-20 minutes, passing Resurrection on your left and then Birds of Prey on your right. After passing these two climbs continue hiking and look for a side canyon on the right. Cross the creek and enter the Grotto.

Option 2: Descend Sundance Canyon

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Weather station 12.4 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tipped Out 2x4s

Tipped Out 2x4s 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2 PG13  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : The Grotto (Sundance Canyon...
Tipped Out 2x4s is a huge overhanging aid line that climbs out under the big roof formed in the Grotto. The route is high quality, thoughtful aid climbing mixed with some exciting free moves along the way. The rock quality varies from bulletproof sandstone to soft sandy and flakey. Loose rock was prevalent on the FA so make sure there is no one under the route. The first ascent took several days of effort spread across several months time. The route required several piton placements of varying q...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Grotto
The Grotto
Rock Climbing Photo: Final Rappel into the Grotto
Final Rappel into the Grotto
Rock Climbing Photo: The Grotto with exit of Sundance Canyon on the rig...
The Grotto with exit of Sundance Canyon on the rig...
Rock Climbing Photo: Crazy rain in the Grotto
Crazy rain in the Grotto
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking out at the entrance
Looking out at the entrance
Rock Climbing Photo: Entrance

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