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Cave Route 
Crimps of Wrath 
Dyno Problem 
Gleaming the Cube 
Gleaming the Cube, High Start 
Inner Sanctum 
Lactose Intolerant 
One Mule Wonder 
Pain Grain SDS 
Robinson's Rubber Tester 
Shelter from the Storm 
Soul Slinger 
Soul Slinger Right 

Cave Area Rock Climbing 

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This area includes the Cave Boulder and surrounding boulders. The Cave Boulder houses the well known testpiece, The Buttermilker (V12), as well as a popular short roof called, The Flake Roof (V5).

Getting There 

These large boulders lies in the center of the boulder field, low on the hillside.

Climbing Season

For the Buttermilks Main area.

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cave Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cave Area:
Robinson's Rubber Tester   V0 4     Boulder   
Inner Sanctum   V2 5+     Boulder, 8'   
Dyno Problem   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   
Gleaming the Cube, High Start   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   
Lactose Intolerant   V5 6C     Boulder   
Shelter from the Storm   V6- 7A     Boulder   
Cave Route   V6 7A     Boulder   
Pain Grain SDS   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
Gleaming the Cube   V8- 7B     Boulder   
Soul Slinger Right   V8- 7B     Boulder, 15'   
Moonraker   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 12'   
Soul Slinger   V9 7C     Boulder, 14'   
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Buttermilker V13 8B  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Cave Area
Utter perfection. This problem is a thing of pure beauty. Super hard! Start seated matched on a good sidepull and trend right through amazing slopey compression moves requiring sustained strong body tension and cool careful footwork. There are crystals available for those who prefer microcrimps to slopers.Featured in Dosage Vol. 1 and there are now numerous ascent videos on the web....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cave. Photo by Blitzo.
Cave. Photo by Blitzo.
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Cave Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Cave Boulder
Cave Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Soul Slinger Boulder
Soul Slinger Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Cave. Photo by Blitzo.
Cave. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Adam Stackhouse
Jun 14, 2012

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