BETA PHOTO: This shows the shared start of Melting and Wizards...
This large smoke-stained cave is the centerpiece of the Hell Area and features many radically steep classics. It is mostly hidden by a a giant scree cone which almost reaches the lip of the cave, offering great vantage points but also creating a potential decking hazard for some routes. Despite it's south facing aspect, the cave stays cool on hot summer days.
Hell Cave is located between El Diablo Wall (east flank) and Hell Wall (west flank). From El Diablo
, follow a trail south which wraps clockwise around the scree cone to reach the cave.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Hell Cave
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hell Cave:
Melting 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Wizards 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Burning 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Featured Route For Hell Cave
From: Lander, WY
Apr 15, 2013
The directions here are NOT correct. It's .65 miles from the flag pole at the cave visitor center. If you go one mile you WILL find a large pull out, but you will NOT be near the right place. Cut back across the road, from the bottom end of the pull out and it's only about 2-3 minutes up the hill.