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BETA PHOTO: Cave Route from the base. The route follows the l...
Route furthest to the left on Gendarme. Starts off as an awkward face climb, protectable with the large crack. Some mantles and edges lead to a beautiful hand crack in a dihedral. Another mantle leads to chains and a cave. This route can also be top-roped by walking through the cave from behind the formation.
Big stuff (#4, #3 BD cams) to start and a couple #2s for the hand crack. Something small can be useful at the top. Chain anchors.
Runout if you don't have a #4
Clark, starting up
Clark working through the hands section.
Last couple of moves before the chains.
Racked up with a view.
From: Spokane, WA
Apr 11, 2006
The flakes to the right offer a nice variation (5.8ish) to the start.
|By George Vigeon|
From: Bend, OR
Jun 6, 2008
Kinda goofy but fun. A Camalot 4 for the first pod is optional and after that #2, 3, .75, and a .4 right before the chains. Rap the route or walk off into the cave, part of the charm of the route.
|By Dean Cool|
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 10, 2008
I agree the #4 is optional but you will need to run out about 15-17' before you place your first piece.
|By Nate Brown|
From: Wilson, Wy
Aug 6, 2009
this route rules. Don't overlook the second pitch. one of the only 5.8 roofs in Zion! also, an alternate start to Mean High Tide. Clint Eastwood rules.
|By Jared R|
Mar 1, 2010
Fun route. There are some really cool and different moves on this route that make it really fun. The jams are good and the mantels are fun. I recommend doing it.
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|By Andy Laakmann|
From: Bend, OR
Apr 5, 2010
5.7++++++ but totally fun. I dropped a #5 camalot in at the bottom.