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By Jay W.
May 13, 2013
Top of Sister Superior

I'm going to be up in Aspen next weekend and I'd love to go get on some stuff over at the Grotto Wall on Independence Pass. I know that the pass won't be open until the next weekend (as far as I can tell), but I was wondering if anyone knows if the Grotto wall is located below the road closure.


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By Greg D
From Here
May 13, 2013
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Its above the closure. But, the road does open early on occasion in lean snow years.


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By Jay W.
May 13, 2013
Top of Sister Superior

Thanks. I'll check on the road before I go. Maybe I'll get lucky.


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By Alvaro Arnal
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From Aspen, CO
May 14, 2013
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Grotto Wall is about 5 miles above the gate closure. The gate is scheduled to open for the season on May 23rd at 2PM however the road is clear most of the way up and you can ride a bike up the road to Grotto Wall if you really want to get up there. I've done it before and it is a cool experience.


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