Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
White Cliff
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ain't Misbehavin' 
Big Dihedral 
Blitz Girls 
Czech Cashing 
Dirty Blonde 
Easy Redhead 
Exfoliator, The 
Funky Gunky 
Hard Monkey 
Little Di 
Parallel Universe 
Water Groove 

Water Groove 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: ?
Season: Spring-Fall
Page Views: 818
Submitted By: Rob Griz on Sep 24, 2010
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Leo in the groove.


AKA "Hornblende Highway", this route is just left of the shorter, left-facing, angling corner. Follow a 6-8" wide seam of black hornblende straight up the face, passing the end of the left corner/roof. Tan anchors mark the finish. The climbing isn't very hard, but the placements are poor in flared cracks, especially down low. The left-facing corner/roof half-way up offers the best solid pro, clip this with a long runner.


Anchors on top (tan). Single set of small-mid range cams. (Smaller Aliens to #1 Camalot).

Comments on Water Groove Add Comment
Show which comments
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jun 14, 2011

This is likely a better TR, since the first reasonable pro is probably 35-40 feet up, except for maybe a marginal sling around an iffy horn maybe 20 feet up. Near the top, you can reach left and clip 2 bolts. Still, it's worth the effort.