Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The Grizzly Grotto

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Dancing Bears S 
Eric's World S 
Grizzly Adams S 
Hair of the Bear S 
Mauling, The S 
Teenage Bears S 

The Grizzly Grotto 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 9,500'
Page Views: 1,931
Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Rob Griz on Mar 23, 2011
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
The obvious "Grizzly Grotto" in the background of ...

Description 

This drytool area has been separately named due to its unique location between the Spiral Staircase Area to the East and the Rigid Designator Area to the West. It is easily passed when traversing from the Rigid Designator to the Spiral Staircase and has been recently developed into a sport drytool area. The distinctive "cat walk" ledge marks the western edge, and the sizeable grotto lies midway along this 80m long wall. It is host to a few new drytool lines with many more possibilities. Multiple roofs and burly starts are some of the distinctive features found here.


Getting There 

The area lies between the Spiral Staircase and the Rigid Desiginator Amphitheatre. It is left of the prow where the weakness/rope ladder leads to the cliff top for top-roping.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Grizzly Grotto:
The Mauling   M8     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 75'   
Browse More Classics in The Grizzly Grotto

Featured Route For The Grizzly Grotto
Griz pulling the 3rd roof on the FA.  Gives an idea of how the line works up through the roofs/cracks.

The Mauling M8  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : The Grizzly Grotto
This route begins under a massive roof with a burly start, and works up into a shallow, left-facing corner (possible rest). Continue up overhanging terrain, trending slightly left. Following the same amazing crack system to the top, clawing your way past 2 more roofs. Step left on to the ledge with 2 ring anchors. Sustained and fun, it is well-protected (almost too much so) and climbs a little like Amphibian. It is possible to do a Figure 9 to work over the first roof. The fir...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Comments on The Grizzly Grotto Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -