The upper tier on the East Wall of The Grotto that consists of bulletproof basalt rock with morning shade, but is a bad place to be on a windy day. The climbs here are a bit stiffer than The Lower Grotto.
Same as for Diablo. There are many route options to choose from to access The Upper Tier Depending on which route you are going to.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Tier of The Grotto:
Guillotine Crack 5.10d Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet
The Skyline Arete 5.11d Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Mary Poppins 5.12+ Sport, 1 pitch, 75 feet
Featured Route For Upper Tier of The Grotto
Climbing this diverse route is like doing 4, V4 or V5 or possibly harder boulder problems with good to no hands rests in between. Head up a corner (careful of the loose section, of the flake) then out left onto the slab. CRUX #1 Make a couple of moves up then a very thin traverse left across the slab to a ledge that you mantle onto. Stand there and contemplate the arete. CRUX #2 Make thin moves up the arete to a good hold out right then a couple of harder moves to a jug...[more] Browse More Classics in NM