|Lower Grotto Wall
The hardest sport climb on the Pass, Insurrection climbs the directissima up the stunning, slightly overhanging shield of marvelous granite in the center of the Lower Grotto Wall. The climbing is crimpy and continuous but also cerebral and surprisingly gymnastic for a route of this angle. With excellent rock, engaging movement and spectacular position, Insurrection is an outstanding hard face climb.
It is located 20 feet right of Knuckle Head, a few feet northeast of the old, dead snag at the base of the Lower Grotto Wall.
7 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.
Pumping towards the good rest on Insurrection. Just above the redpoint crux.
|By Alvaro Arnal|
From: Aspen, CO
Jun 3, 2014
Damn, Mark, nice job sending this thing!
|By Jay Brown|
From: Aspen, Colorado
Jun 3, 2014
You should send the proj at "outrageous overhangs" too!
|By Chris Beh|
Jun 5, 2014
Fantastic you climbed this line. I always thought there was potential for a climb to go in there. The Lower Grotto Wall and the Fault Wall at Pukes were futuristic 30 years ago before the rap bolt, power drill era. Congrats on snagging this overlooked plum.
|By Jonathan Siegrist|
From: his truck
48 mins ago
Sick addition by Mark. Best described as dynamic power crimping. Really stoked on this route! Hopefully will continue to get more and more traffic, along with the other test piece routes on this wall.