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Hell Cave  


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Location: 40.4465, -111.69402 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Todd H on Oct 12, 2004  with updates from Jeremy Noring and 1 more
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BETA PHOTO: This shows the shared start of Melting and Wizards...

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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.2 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',8],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
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Burning 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Hell Cave
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This photo shows the starts of several routes in t...
BETA PHOTO: This photo shows the starts of several routes in t...
The Bat-hang, a fun but unnecessary move.  Reachin...
The Bat-hang, a fun but unnecessary move. Reachin...
Photo looking into the Hell Cave.
BETA PHOTO: Photo looking into the Hell Cave.
Trail to hell cave north west of large parking are...
BETA PHOTO: Trail to hell cave north west of large parking are...

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By DCSwish23
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.
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