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Harvest Rush S 
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Killer S 
King of Hearts S 
Kingdom of Jah S 
Moonstone S 
Mr. Majestyk S 
Nirvana S 
One Love S 
Organic S 
Pitch Black S 
Pocket Kalkulator S 
Powderfinger S 
Ring of Fire S 
Sam I Am S 
Samsara S 
Second Hand Nova S 
Sign of the Times (First Pitch) S 
Sign of the Times (pitch 2) S 
Sister Ray S 
Spook Eyes S 
Successor, The S 
Sun Spot S 
Sweet Bro S 
Throne, The S 
To the Moon, Alice S 
Urchin, The S 
Virga S 

Killer Cave Rock Climbing 


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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

50 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Killer Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Killer Cave:
Action Candy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Firecracker Kid   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Global Warm-Up   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Powderfinger   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Elmo's Fish   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Harvest Moon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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'   
HyperNova    5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Killer   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Ring of Fire   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cartoon Graveyard   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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'   
The Successor   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Mr. Majestyk   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Endeavor to Persevere   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Busload of Faith   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Killer Cave
Rock Climbing Photo: Erik Gearhart mid-crux on red point.

The Successor 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  WY : Sinks Canyon : Killer Cave
Start off a cheater stone to avoid a wet start. Ascends crimps and gastons/sidepulls to an obvious hueco. From here climb up through the crux, a long pull off good pockets to a small edge and a mono. Then it's just pumpy 5.12 climbing through ever steepening rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Rock Climbing Photo: The left side of the mighty Killer Cave.  Gets aft...
The left side of the mighty Killer Cave. Gets aft...
Rock Climbing Photo: Killer Cave Late June 2010; 'Bush Doctor' is runni...
Killer Cave Late June 2010; 'Bush Doctor' is runni...

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