The Grotto

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Sport
No sun
12 mins
Uphill
Seepage

Above and behind the upper waterfall are a small number well-hidden pitches that take in some very steep ground. The routes get no sun and can be dirty.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Shallow Water Sport
From some boulders on the left move right up the slab to steeper ground and a lower-off next to a tree.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
6c+
2
Liang Shan Po
The groove and steep rock to the lower-off Shallow Water Sport.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7a+
3
Flood Gates
Steep moves through the overhangs in the centre of the Grotto.
 7a
4
Water Margin
The stack of overhangs has good climbing but usually dirty rock.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
5
Revel In Your Time
The line of the thin crack through the overhangs.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
6
Green Lipped Mussels
A weird line starting left of the hole and moving right and outwards to emerge on the gorge side at a lower-off.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
7c
  • Latest Comments

    For GORDALE

    Revival
    "Changed from 7c *** to 7b+ ***, 100% of 9 votes for 7b+" 04/Dec

    Masochism Tango
    "This was the first route John and I did together. 1986 NOT 1988" 26/Nov

    Face Route
    "You want to move right a bit from the peg, which makes it about 6a." 03/Nov top50

    Cave Eliminate
    "Some harsh comments! Easily worth 2 stars being a good sustained route on great ..." 08/Jul

    Face Route
    "My mate says that the fixed gear is in a poor state now and then peg on the top ..." 24/Jun top50

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