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Routes in Hell Cave

Burning S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Cannibals S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Cannibals Direct S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Fryeing S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
I Scream S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
Linus S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Melting S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Oz S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Side-Show Bob S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Wizards S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
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Description

This large smoke-stained cave is the centerpiece of the Hell Area and features many radically steep classics. It is mostly hidden by a a giant scree cone which almost reaches the lip of the cave, offering great vantage points but also creating a potential decking hazard for some routes. Despite it's south facing aspect, the cave stays relatively cool on hot summer days.

Getting There

Hell Cave is located between El Diablo Wall (east flank) and Hell Wall (west flank). From El Diablo, follow a trail south which wraps clockwise around the scree cone to reach the cave.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hell Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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Melting
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 16
Burning
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 7
Wizards
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Melting
 16
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Burning
 16
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Wizards
 7
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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DCSwish23
Maine/Spain
DCSwish23   Maine/Spain
The directions here are NOT correct. It's .65 miles from the flag pole at the cave visitor center. If you go one mile you WILL find a large pull out, but you will NOT be near the right place. Cut back across the road, from the bottom end of the pull out and it's only about 2-3 minutes up the hill. Apr 15, 2013

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