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P1: First pitch of Groover. 5.7, 120'
P2: Climb left and up a shallow water groove/track on thin features, over bolts, to a bolted belay. 5.9, 180'
P2: Climb straight up water groove past three bolts and no additional pro. 5.7, 120'
P3: Move left off the belay, passing a couple bolts into Arrested Development's groove, up this, past gear, to anchors out right. 5.9, 120'
P4: Slab right into the continuation of the same water groove from P2. Climb directly to the top passing four bolts and as many small gear placements to a bolted belay 5.8-, 200'
Far left on the main face. Start as for Groover or Arrested Development.
Stopers, smaller tricams, Single set of cams through 2.5"
BETA PHOTO: P2; P3 goes up, left, then right@SEMICOL...
Stinson following P2
Stinson following the P3 water groove...crux pitch...
The look down half way up P4 to the belay at the t...
|Comments on Pirate's Cove
Sep 17, 2009
Pitch one has been reestablished. Climb the first pitch of groover. From tree follow the gear left to the groove and the first bolt, continue to A 2 bolt anchor.
|By Adam Beck|
From: Nashville, TN
Jan 21, 2010
I did this route in June 2009. The middle bolt (there are only 3) on P2 had been chopped. This is at least the third time it's been chopped/replaced. The missing bolt creates a 60 foot runout on 5.7 slab.
Look up from the tree ledge and see if the bolt is there before you commit to the route.
|By Jeff Mekolites|
From: HOTlanta, GA
Jun 13, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13
Great Route. A little more sustained climbing at or near the grade compared to say Groover.
Appears all bolts are intact. To approach - climb Groover's first pitch. P1 climb flake/face on the left from the tree, past and overlap, then step into the watergroove. Continue a full rope length past a few bolts to a bolted belay, 5.9, 200 ft. P2 climb a long watergroove past 3 bolts to a bolted belay, 5.7, 125 ft. P3 step down and left from the belay, looking for a small foot on the bulge left of you. Balance over past two bolts to a groove, continue to a tree ledge and rap station, 5.9+, 125 ft. P4 climb the watergroove on the right of the belay, past bolts and gear to a rap station, 5.8, 200 ft.