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Upper Tier of The Grotto

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Upper Tier of The Grotto Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The upper tier on the East Wall of The Grotto that consists of bulletproof basalt rock with morning shade, but is a bad place to be on a windy day. The climbs here are a bit stiffer than The Grotto Left (East Side).

Getting There 

Same as for Diablo. There are many route options to choose from to access The Upper Tier Depending on which route you are going to.

Climbing Season

For the The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notch) area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Tier of The Grotto

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Tier of The Grotto:
Guillotine Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For Upper Tier of The Grotto
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Mills enjoying Guillotine climbing.

Guillotine Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Upper Tier of The Grotto
Guillotine Crack is the among the finest of the crack climbs in Diablo, with perfect jams through pumpy cruxes. Great positioning high above the canyon with good gear makes this climb worth it. It might be found hard at 5.10, especially if you're not tuned into Indian Creek-style crack climbing. While the route's name is ominous, the Guillotine Flake for which it was named was removed from the route long ago.Only the excellent 2nd pitch is described here. The original first pitch is i...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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