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Killer Cave 


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Description 

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 (13d/14a).

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 (10d).

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.


Getting There 

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.


48 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Killer Cave:
Firecracker Kid   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Action Candy   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Global Warm-Up   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Elmo's Fish   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Second Hand Nova   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Harvest Moon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Powderfinger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Blood Line   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Blue Moon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Bush Doctor   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Spook Eyes   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 60'   
Ring of Fire   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Killer   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cartoon Graveyard   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Nirvana   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Throne   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Samsara   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Mr. Majestyk   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Endeavor to Persevere   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Busload of Faith   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Elmo's Fish 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 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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The left side of the mighty Killer Cave.  Gets afternoon Shade (beginning ~2pm) and features classics such as Blue Moon (12a), Killer (12c), Cartoon Graveyard (12d), Nirvana (13a), The Throne (13a), Mr Majestic (13b), and Busload of Faith (13d).
The left side of the mighty Killer Cave. Gets aft...
Killer Cave Late June 2010; 'Bush Doctor' is running with water after Lander received Popo-Agie bank busting rains. <br />Photo: L. Vojnov.
Killer Cave Late June 2010; 'Bush Doctor...
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