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The Cave Route 

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Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 75'
Original: WI3 [details]
FA: Chris Hassig & Bob Pike
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Feb 1, 2007

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The Cave Route from a distance

Description 

Follow the gully to the right all the way, and you will find the cool unique ice of The Cave Route....
Starting out on a steep grade 3 bulge, you will gain a rest ledge and step right to easier ice.... This section is where the route gets its name, as you climb you will have rock at your back, the fatter the ice the tighter the space you are climbing in.... At the top, you step back left and tackle one more steep bulge.... There is a tree at the top with rap rings....

A very fun climb.... I'd call it a must do....

Location 

Far right climb in the gully...Hard to miss....

Protection 

Ice screws, or, if you prefer, bring some rock gear. There are opportunities for rock protection in many places on the route....


Photos of The Cave Route Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the Cave Route... December 2007...
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the Cave Route... December 2007...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cave Route 2/10/13  I do find this climb to be a b...
Cave Route 2/10/13 I do find this climb to be a b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the Cave Route... When the ice gets f...
Looking down the Cave Route... When the ice gets f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bradley White leading Cave Route Feb. 1, 2012.  Ph...
Bradley White leading Cave Route Feb. 1, 2012. Ph...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dad topping out the cave route... this can be tric...
Dad topping out the cave route... this can be tric...
Rock Climbing Photo: The cave route in early season (a little thin but ...
The cave route in early season (a little thin but ...
Rock Climbing Photo: cave route...
cave route...
Rock Climbing Photo: A fat Cave Route makes for a harder (also more fun...
A fat Cave Route makes for a harder (also more fun...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the Cave Route with the Wimpy-Gilman ...
Looking down the Cave Route with the Wimpy-Gilman ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cave Route, Rumney, NH. March 2011
Cave Route, Rumney, NH. March 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: My first time climbing ice... hence the bad techni...
My first time climbing ice... hence the bad techni...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice Cave
Ice Cave

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By E thatcher
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
Mar 25, 2009

Perfect #1 placement in bottom of rock fin that makes up the beginning of "the cave"
By Ted Sumers
Jun 3, 2013

i traversed left to the anchors of some sport climb at the top.

this is probably one of the most reliable lines at rumney, as it is nicely shaded by the cave...

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