Grotto Ravine 'B' route for Mountain Meanders
Apr 13, 2012Public
Photo: Grotto is the diagonal ravine between Fountain ravine and Blinkwater
Photo: Start up Blinkwater ravine which is not maintained by SAN Parks
Photo: The big block indicates where to branch off for the Grotto route
Photo: Path goes down and up across the Blinkwater stream
Photo: The rock pitch on the buttress on the left to avoid the Ravine obstacle
Photo: Traverse ledge into Grotto ravine
Photo: Probably one of Joshua Pennty's 3 caves
Photo: Boulder scramble up the lower section
Photo: Tea spot in the trees on the left side of the ravine
Photo: Higher up, traverse out onto the slope on the right
Photo: The line of the Grotto-Fountain-Cairn traverse on the white cliff above
Photo: The only other rock pitch can be avoided by traversing out right
Photo: Continue up a vague slightly bushy track
Photo: View of the Grotto-Fountain-Cairn traverse ledge
Photo: Gully leading up to the triple exit area
Photo: Pushing up through thick Proteas with Blinkwater North branch ahead
Photo: Cross the North branch and traverse into the final gully
Photo: Only rock obstacle in the gully
Photo: The Ferny bit
Photo: Out on top at last
Photo: In the Grotto cavern
Photo: Exiting from the Grotto after a fun ascent.