The Cave Route is fun and can get pretty tight near the top. Climbing with a pack is not the best idea. The crux is certainly at the top of the cave where you have to squeeze your way out. There is a good belay anchor off a tree trunk to belay your partner up if needed. The remainder of the climb is class 4. Roping up is opitional for the half ass second pitch.
Sugarloaf Mt, Middle Earth area, directly to the right of the 5.6 Seven Wishes.
Not much gear required at all. Great tree trunk anchor at the top of the cave. Thats it!
Base of The Cave Route
Little dark up there
Apr 22, 2013
No need to rope up - just squirm and squeeze your way up the cave!
|By Bob Ewing|
Nov 24, 2013
I like this climb, though my partner today hated it. There's a couple spots to place pro, including a nice #3 cam towards the beginning. After about 15 feet in you don't really need pro because it's so tight. And it does get tight!