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Groove Rock aka Leap of Faith Area

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Groove Rock aka Leap of Faith Area  

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BETA PHOTO: Groove Rock (Leap of Faith).


The Groove Rock aka Leap of Faith Wall has three sport climbs on it. The wall is named after the middle route which has an interesting friction move at the top.

The elegant dome just south of Penis Rock. Super Slab is just SW of this.

Eds. This is a combination of two entries to avoid duplication within the database.

Getting There 

Just past the Painted Wall on your left, the land opens up a bit and there's a left hand turn. You will be sorely tempted every time to take this. However, it's not this opening in the rocks you want. It's the next one. Take the next left and drive up almost to the base of Leap of Faith Wall. The Slab Wall will be on your right and Quinessential Pinnacle is to you left (just out of sight over a rise). Leap of Faith Wall is also known as the Water Streak Area and Groove Rock.

You can drive right up to this rock from either Super Slab or Penis Rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Groove Rock aka Leap of Faith Area:
Neutral Zone   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   
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Mark Abbott in the Neutral Zone

Neutral Zone 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Gunnison : ... : Groove Rock aka Leap of Fai...
An excellent route on the face of Groove Rock. This is the bolted slab on the west face, just right of the water groove. Short folks will have trouble getting off the ground. Do a short boulder problem to easy slab and follow 4 bolts. The first bolt is about 20' up. Some real friction climbing at the very top. Very good rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By John Peterson
Jun 14, 2006
This is "Groove Rock" in the Cowen guide. One of the best rocks at Hartmans.
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Jun 15, 2010
I remember the first time we top roped what you guys are calling "Dancin' Fool", with Scotty Gilbert, John Pearson, Tom Pulaski, me and Jon Ake. It was virgin, lichen covered territory. Between the lichen and the non sticky shoes, that thing was intimidating.
By Blake C
From: Superior, CO
May 9, 2011
In the beta photo, "In The Groove" is also known as Baby's Butt Crack. It's hard, not sure of the rating but close to 5.11.
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