This route starts with some moderate offwidth and a strenuous move over a bulge to get into a large flaring crack. From the ground, this large flare is quite deceiving as it looks like you'll be jamming and stemming up it. But, in actuality, this is a flaring chimney with the crux coming at the top of flare where the wall gets steeper and the flare opens up wider. The route finishes with some awkward hand and fist crack climbing over a right-leaning bulge.
This route is located on the northwest face of the Nautilus in a large right facing corner to the right of Capt. Nemo. There are actually four different route in this corner and this is the third crack from the left. Rap off the Capt. Nemo anchors to get down.
Mostly small pro to a #2 Camalot and a #3 and #3.5 Camalot for the top
|Comments on In the Groove
|By Mike Munger|
From: Boulder, Colorado
Aug 14, 2007
I thought this was a good route. It's not what you think when you look at it from the ground, but it yields to technique and finesse without being too strenuous.