This hike took me three hours to gain the ridge, another two to the summit. It felt like a never ending switchback and a never ending ridge. When I reached the ridge, I just couldn't believe how far I still had to go.
At the final stretch to the summit, the wind was just so intolerable. I had to literally crawl on my knees and hope for the wind to calm down.
The other side of the ridge is the a way down to the cave. Grotto Mountain is a killer hike but the view is worth the effort.