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Submitted By: rich purnell on Mar 19, 2006
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Description 

It boasts one route 'Nosferatu' at about M9-10 or so. I put this route up in summer when water was dripping off the lip of the cave. When winter rolled around, the water dried up and never formed ice; however, late in the season the cliff was coated with verglas (thin). There is also a big cliff that gets some ice just above this cave which has at least one unclimbed route. There is huge potential here for harder routes that will most likely be dry but great TRAINING routes anyway.

Getting There 

This cave is about a twenty minute hike east of the BELFRY (upper Spiral Staircase).

Climbing Season

For the Vail Ice area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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By richP
Feb 14, 2007
This cave is about a twenty minute hike east of the BELFRY (upper Spiral Staircase). It boasts one route 'Nosferatu' at about M9-10 or so. I put this route up in summer when water was dripping off the lip of the cave. When winter rolled around, the water dried up and never formed ice; however, late in the season the cliff was coated with verglas (thin). There is also a big cliff that gets some ice just above this cave which has at least one unclimbed route. There is huge potential here for harder routes that will most likely be dry but great TRAINING routes anyway.

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