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 Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'
The Urchin 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
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
Mr. Majestyk 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c WY
: Sinks Canyon
: Killer Cave
Does the first five bolts of Killer, then goes straight up passing a thin crux section. From here you climb into the largest hueco in the cave and get a good rest on either a heel hook or a painful knee bar. The route used to stop before the last roof (called Mrs. Majestic, 5.12d, which sneaks right to the Cartoon Graveyard anchors) but now ends with an extension, passing a really hard sidepull sequence at the last bolt....[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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