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Throne Rock Area
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Cave Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Robert Titley, Lois Leftwich
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Submitted By: Joshua Merriam on Jun 28, 2007

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Exit into the light

Description 

Once inside the cave, a stupendous hand and fist crack beckons you up into the light.
Traffic and weather have smoothed the ordinarily rough granite. And the sheltered nature protects you from the Texas heat.
Navigate around the lip of the roof and continue to the treeline for a magnificent pitch.
Not to be missed, one of the best routes in the park.

Location 

Finding this route could be problematic for a newcomer to Enchanted rock. either:

-locate Jacknife and climb to it's summit.
then rap down into the bowl (or downclimb around to the right)
and scoot underneath into the cave

-or, (trickier) navigate through the piles of boulders and caves to reach it from underneath.

Protection 

Medium to large cams


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By Keith Earley
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jun 1, 2011

There was a stuck #3 camalot in pretty good condition when I was there 5/28/11 that I tried to remove with my nut tool to no avail. Booty for someone patient enough, I guess.