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Yellow Groove - 5.4

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 90
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Bob Shaylor, Jim White, Ray Achurch - 1961
Rock (Trad)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Start: at the first diagonal ramp south of Black Groove. 1. 20m Leave the platform (at water level) to the left and climb the obvious fault on good holds. Continue up the fault and bear right to a large tree or do a semi-layback right and move left to the tree. 2. 25m Continue left up the ramp. Struggle past a small cedar, and climb straight up to the top. 2 bolts at the top.

Descent Options:

Hike right (south) along the cliff to 97 "Easy Way Down 3rd class" and descend there.

Submitted by: dagibbs on 2009-09-20
Views: 628
Route ID: 101721

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dagibbs on 2009-09-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars First Bon Echo climb

This was my first climb at Bon Echo. It is, from what I can tell, a slightly easy 5.4 compared to others there -- or, at least, it felt less exposed. The "groove" is a bit of squeeze, especially if carrying a pack. I led the 2nd pitch.

Added: 2009-09-20