Elevation: 5,936 ft
GPS: 40.447, -111.694 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 40,793 total · 196/month
Shared By: Todd H on Oct 12, 2004 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

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.

13 Total Climbs

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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
 30
Melting
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 10
Oz
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 28
Burning
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 13
Wizards
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 5
Fryeing
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 3
Linus
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 6
Vegans from Hell
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 5
Cannibals
Sport
5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
 3
I Scream
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Melting
 30
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Oz
 10
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Burning
 28
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Wizards
 13
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Fryeing
 5
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Linus
 3
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Vegans from Hell
 6
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Cannibals
 5
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
I Scream
 3
5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b Sport
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