The Groove*** 8a+
[Marky getting into The Groove 8a+, 3 kb]32m.

Rockfax Description
The first section of Totally Free has become established as one of the best and most popular routes of its grade in the country. Start up Something Stupid and keep going up the huge groove and its right wall passing a good shake-out midway. Moving rightwards from the midway shake-out to finish up Dudley Do Good is Groovey Baby, 8a. © ROCKFAX

FA. John Dunne 1988. On-sight flashed by Simon Nadin in 1990.

Ticklists: Yorkshire Big Three.

Photo: Marky getting into The Groove 8a+ © Kevin Avery
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This climb is in 17 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

Like Al said - Awesome
piken - Lead RP - 03/Oct/15 with Nic Ward

First time on the route. Worked out all the moves to the bail station and following crux I think.
MichaelGallimore - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/15 with jon lawson

Quality climbing, first RP
adamjeffs - Lead RP - 14/Sep/14 with Jon

awsomal - Lead RP - 24/Apr/14

Fell off the last move of totally free 2. Gutted.
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 05/Jun/12

blaza1 - Lead dnf - Jun/12 with dan woolnough

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

At last - so chuffed! One of the best sport routes I have ever done.
marky - Lead RP - 07/Jun/09 with Sharon

keefe - Lead RP - 02/May/09 with John Dunne

Hidden - Lead RP - May/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Sep/07

Superb endurance climbing.
Steve Crowe - Lead RP - 22/Mar/03

whispering nic - Lead dog - 2001

robyn1 - 1996

2nd day, 1st redpoint, lots of beta shouted from catwalk
Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead RP - 1995 with keefe

Took only 3 days. Brilliant climbing.
Mike Owen - Lead RP - 15/Aug/90 with Elaine Owen

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
chakrit, derico, Boy, Grimny-lyn - the merry dwarf
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