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Sunny and shady walls. The deepest part of the cave almost never gets sun. The left wall gets morning shade. The cave gets morning sun. The right wall gets sun from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.
40 to 50 minutes. You cannot see the Clear Light Cave from the parking lot, nor during most of the hike. From the parking lot, follow the road west until it ends in the wash. Continue up the wash, following where other climbers have hiked. Stay in the wash until you can see the cave up to your right - follow a steep and loose trail up to the cave.
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Whamo (1st anchor) 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 45'
Moment of Clarity (1st anchor) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 45'
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Caveman Ecstasy 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c NV : Mount Potosi : ... : Clear Light Cave
This links Captain Caveman (12c) on the lower tier of the cave into Countdown to Ecstasy (13a) on the upper tier. While logical, it's not really any harder than Countdown because of the unavoidable rest before heading out the roof. Start in the corner to the right of Power Windows and climb Captain Caveman (45 feet, 6 bolts) to anchors below the enormous roof. Continue out the pocketed, gymnastic roof for another 40 horizontal feet passing 10 more bolts along the way. A brilliant pitch!...[more] Browse More Classics in NV