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The Orange Cave is an awesome way to start a trip and get an initial feel for the climbing on the Brac. As the shade hits this area in the early afternoon (2:00 in March), take the morning to check out what other things the island has to offer (snorkeling, caves, beach combing, etc), and then hit this area at the end of the day for some climbing. The grades here are beginner to moderate, with a good selection of excellent 5.10s, and the setting is as beautiful as it gets.
Drive all the way down to the end of the South Side Road. When the road ends, park, get out of your car and take a pleasant walk along the beach. Watch the cliffside to your left for a large orange cave, if you walk for more than about 10 minutes without seeing it you have probably gone too far. When you’re nearly perpendicular to the cave, begin walking up toward it. There is a good trail through the rocks to get you there.
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TI Indicates Titanium bolts\
7 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Orange Cave:
(04) L' Orangerie 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport
(05) Ick! Theology! (I'd Rather Study Cod) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport
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(05) Ick! Theology! (I'd Rather Study Cod) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b North America : Cayman Brac : Orange Cave
This one gets you going right off the ground. A pile of cheater rocks will assist you as you move out of the undercut wall and onto the actual route. If you deck off the ground, your belayer should be paying more attention, as the first 3 bolts are very closely spaced. After the bottom the rest of the route is just endurance on jugs to the anchors. Some of the jugs can feel a little slimy in the humid environment. There are cool features and caves within the rock to explore as you as you climb. ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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