Killer Cave Rock Climbing
The right side of the cave features routes such as...
One word: steep. That would sum it up. Killer Cave is home to some very steep routes. Pumpfest routes like Killer
(12c), Mr. Majestyk
(12d), The Throne
(13a), and Bush Doctor
(12a). The Killer Cave is also home to some of the hardest lines at sinks, like Virga (13c), Busload of Faith
(14a), and Come Home Curly
Happily, for the non-mutant in all of us, Killer Cave includes curtain walls to the left and right with classic lines with angles closer to vertical. Some classics here include Action Candy
(9+), Second Hand Nova
(10d/11a), Harvest Moon
(11a), and Elmo's Fish
The top of nearly all lines in the main cave keep shade all day. The sun travels across the wall from left to right, due to the curvature of the wall.
The approach is simple, just take the steep right trail that pops out right below the cave. Watch out for rattlesnakes on the trail and under boulders in the cave.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
50 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Killer Cave
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Killer Cave:
Elmo's Fish 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Blood Line 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Blue Moon 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Bush Doctor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Killer 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Nirvana 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
The Throne 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Samsara 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Killer Cave
Elmo's Fish 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b WY
: Sinks Canyon
: Killer Cave
Elmo's Fish is characterized by a steep, somewhat long move crux followed by fun continuous upper pocketed face. Start by heading up an easy right leaning dihedral for two bolts before heading back left onto the bulging face. Fire through the next few body lengths of climbing, control the pump on the face above to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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