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Gruesome Groove (Pass the Basalt, Please)? 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Keith Ainsworth, ' 97
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Submitted By: Mark Roth on Feb 19, 2009

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Description 

The crux comes right away. The groove you fight up IS gruesome. If you can figure it out, you'll be warmed up for the steep and easier (but sustained) climbing above. Don't worry if the start stops you, you can avoid the crux on the left and move back to the 2nd bolt. This brings the overall difficulty down into the 10 range.


Location 

This route is just left of Winter Warmer.


Protection 

11 bolts, 3 bolt anchor with hooks.



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By Keith Ainsworth
Mar 13, 2010

Don't know where the name Pass the Basalt came from. But I am glad that someone has a taste for obscure routes. 12a sounds OK.