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Fallen Idol /Face Dancer + Wave/Moss Cave

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Billie Idol (aka "Fallen Idol" p.2) 
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Confessions of a Mask 
Face Dancer 
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No More Heroes 
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Winds of War 

Fallen Idol /Face Dancer + Wave/Moss Cave 

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This area includes a steep cave of hard routes, and a beautiful vertical face on the right side. The cave goes by the names "Wave Cave" (in Lander Rock) and "Moss Cave" (in Lander Sport Climbs). Similarly, the wall to the right is referred to as "Fallen Idol" in the former guide and "Face Dancer Wall" in the latter. Whatever the name, this is a nice clean section of wall with a selection of good 5.10 to 5.11a routes, and the neighboring cave has a handful of stout lines climbing out its right side. The shady and cool cave has amazing acoustics which amplify the Popo Agie (river in the canyon). The cave seeps from time to time and is not as clean or as impressive as the mighty Killer Cave.

Routes to do here include The Fallen Idol (Pt I) (5.5), Billie Idol (aka "Fallen Idol" p.2) (5.8), No More Heroes (5.10c), Eros (5.10d), Fallen Idol (11a), Face Dancer (11a), Confessions of a Mask (5.12d), Good Luck Mr. Gorsky (5.13b/c) and Smoke Shapes (5.14a).

Getting There 

Fallen Idol is located just to the left of the Hardware Wall, easily identified by the detached pillar that bounds these two walls. This pillar is 'the Fallen Idol'.

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fallen Idol /Face Dancer + Wave/Moss Cave:
Billie Idol (aka "Fallen Idol" p.2)   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Diemos   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport   
Eros   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Face Dancer   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Confessions of a Mask   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Alex Herbert crushing Confessions of a Mask (12d).

Confessions of a Mask 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b  WY : Sinks Canyon : Fallen Idol /Face Dancer + ...
A0 start to long overhanging pulls on clean rock. The first sequences are long moves between sinker pockets. There is a right trending mono move (left hand in the mono) at bolt 4/5 to a good shake before the crux. The crux comes after the 5th clip with either a long move off a poor side pull or a figure 4. Less steep face climbing leads to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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