The Emperor’s New Groove

May 17, 2021 | Abraham Slabs, The Groove Sector | 0 comments

5.10b, 122m, 70m rope, 12 quickdraws

FA: Andrew Abel & Tobi Von Butler – May 2021

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Emperors new Groove

Kenton Klassen sporting up the 5 pitch of The Emperor’s New Groove

Abraham Lakes – The Groove Sector

This route is located two pitches up on the large plateau on “The Groove” at Abraham Slabs in the David Thompson Corridor. Route and approach descriptions for The Groove can be found in the David Thompson Corridor Rock Climbing guidebook printed by the David Thompson Climbing Association. Climb the first two pitches of the groove to a huge plateaued treed ledge.

Approach:

Abraham Slabs is located on Mt. Abraham along the David Thompson highway about 5 minutes east of the “David Thompson Resort” and is easy to spot from the highway. Look for a large flagged cairn (52.244542, -116.439119)on the north side of the highway.

Beta

The Groove

Jordyn Hansen coming up the 2 pitch of The Groove

Bolting Pitch 2 of Dumbo

Nathaniel Johnson on the 4 pitch of The Emperor’s New Groove

Pitch 1: 5.7, 20 m

Climb the First pitch of the Groove up to a 2 bolt anchor with quick links

Pitch 2: 5.7, 20 m

Climb the 2nd pitch of the Groove up to the huge ledge with 2 rap ring hangers.

Pitch 3: 5.10b, 35 m

Step right a meter and climb up on awesome textured slab to a tricky roof encounter with awesome incut holds. Pull through the roof with good footwork and cruise on up to a 2 rap ring hanger station on a nice ledge.

Pitch 4: 5.9. 15 m

Climb up on a nice textured slab that ends up giving away to some awesome water runnels that lead up to another nice ledge with a chain station.

 

Emperors new Groove

Kenton Klassen sporting up the 5 pitch of The Emperor’s New Groove

Pitch 5: 5.9, 35 m

Cruisy climbing on slab mixed in with laybacking water runnels and shallow pockets for your feet.

Descent

Rap the route all the way back down to the ledge and then rap from the ledge back down the groove. Alternatively walk off down the backside of Abraham Slabs, or rap back down to the ledge and climb Kuzco’s Poison.

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