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#61672 - 11/29/11 11:37 AM In the Groove's roof
stoopid Offline
journeyman

Registered: 10/09/08
Posts: 67
Loc: West Sand Lake, NY
Climbed In the Groove a few weeks ago, and instead of heading left after the first belay (around the roof, supposedly easier) I went through it on the right. My follow thought it was much harder than 5.6 but I can't be sure as my long reach tends to make gunks roof climbs easier for me. I saw chalk in both directions so I'm not sure which is on route.

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#61674 - 11/29/11 02:50 PM Re: In the Groove's roof [Re: stoopid]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2677
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
I wish I could help but it has been too long since I lead that pitch. Hope it was fun.

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#61676 - 11/29/11 04:39 PM Re: In the Groove's roof [Re: stoopid]
tradjunkie Online   content
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 365
If I recall correctly, left is easier. However, it is a little more daunting/committing, so your temptation to go right is understandable. I don't know if going right is 5.6, or 5.6+, or 5.7, or what.

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#61834 - 12/10/11 01:40 AM Re: In the Groove's roof [Re: tradjunkie]
stoopid Offline
journeyman

Registered: 10/09/08
Posts: 67
Loc: West Sand Lake, NY
No problem chip, figure here would be the best place to ask...

Trad, you are correct - left is easier but the gear looked a tad runout until you got up into the corner a bit.

I'll keep asking, more curious about where the actual route goes versus caring about how hard the roof actually is/was.

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#62016 - 12/17/11 06:18 PM Re: In the Groove's roof [Re: stoopid]
jakedatc Offline
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Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 241
I did it on tuesday and went around left. straight up looked more chossy so i didn't want to rip something off while yarding over a roof.

grey dick's line drawing looks like it stays left also.

Fun little route. I'd love to do it in summer conditions. tues it was soaking wet even with the In the Silly start so even the 5.3 bit needed some concentration.

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