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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Orange Cave:
(04) L' Orangerie 5.9 Sport
(05) Ick! Theology! (I'd Rather Study Cod) 5.10b Sport
(01) Chum Buckets 5.10b Sport
(02) Goin' to Cayman with a Snorkel in My Jeans 5.10d Sport
(03) Orange Fantasea 5.11a/b Sport
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(01) Chum Buckets 5.10b International : North America : ... : Orange Cave
Jugs, jugs, and more jugs. Although it thins out a little at the top, it seems there is always a jug on this route. Starts with steep climbing at the bottom and the angle eases as you approach the top, where the holds also seem to get a little sharper. This route was my first on the island, it also happens to be the first route that was bolted on the Brac. When I went up it I was so psyched I thought, 4 stars! Well, the climbing on the Brac is so good that this is ONLY a 2 star route around here...[more] Browse More Classics in International