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The Groove Tube - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.54/5 Average Rating : 4.54 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (38)
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Pitch 1: 11 slings, 25m Pitch 2: 4-6 slings (??), ~18m
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.59/5
  Rock Quality 4.41/5
  Scenery 4.64/5
  Fun Factor 4.68/5

Description:

Classic climb. Fantastic views of Tonsai Bay (esp. from 2nd pitch). It's rated 6a, but it's really a 5.8+ to 5.9 with bomber holds. Great spot to chill out at the top. The second pitch is new and not in the guide books. Very worthwhile for an easy multipitch, although the start from the belay ledge is a bit tricky. 2nd pitch is about 5.10c (6b)

Submitted by: eric on 2003-08-26
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Route ID: 22247

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: clr288 on 2012-02-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun times

Great climb...easy. Good view at top looking back to Thaiwand Wall.

Added: 2012-03-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: MohamadNoh on 2011-05-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The Groove Tube - 5c

2 way to start, into hole or just climb not go into hole

Added: 2011-05-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: alexhoelke on 2007-01-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Real Fun!

Yes seem overrated - but have you climbed through the hole at the start? That is the crux ;-)

Added: 2010-10-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: technogeekery on 2010-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great climb.

Most fun climb I've done for a long time. Aesthetically pleasing, great views, fun moves, huge megajugs where you want them, well protected, steep enough to be interesting, and much softer than its grade suggested. I struggled on a lot of Tonsai 6a's and this felt a lot easier - no more than 5.8.

Added: 2010-08-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Reaganchung on 2010-03-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars classic.

Easy. You basically stem the whole thing but the feature is awesome. Must do for the experience.

Added: 2010-03-15

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