When seen from the Trans-Canada highway, what appears to be a modest smooth patch on Mt. Cory's SW face is actually a 70-80 metre tall slabby shield of solid, stippled limestone interspersed with water runnels and underclings.
Hike to the base of Cory's Groove (see https://www.ghostriverproductions.ca for details). If you know where you're going, this takes about 1.5 hours.
Climb the first three pitches of Cory's Groove (5.5, 5.7, 5.7). On the fourth pitch, move right just before the second bolt to begin the first pitch of The Hoover Dam Access Route (5.7), which leads to the base of the dam. To access the top of the dam, do the second pitch up the dihedral system on the right.
As of August 2020, intermediate rappel stations have been installed on the first three pitches of Cory's Groove and on P1 of the Hoover Dam Access Route. Descent from the base of the Hoover Dam is now possible with a single 70m rope.
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