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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
Elevation: 5,936 ft
GPS: 40.447, -111.694 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Todd H on Oct 12, 2004 with updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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 cool on hot summer days.
Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

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
Melting
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Burning
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Wizards
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Melting 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Burning 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Wizards 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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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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