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Routes in The Cave Area

Alcoa TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bat Flake TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Big Horn T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4-
Camlock T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a V3- 6A
Cave, The TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Clicker T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Digit's Delight T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fisticuffs T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3
Greg's Crack T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
John's Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Manuel's Horror T,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Nightmare on Elm Street V4 6B
Obsession TR 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Pruneface V6 7A
Stairway to Heaven TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Starface TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Walking On Air TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

The Area

The Cave Area boasts many of Woodson's classics, such as Stairway to Heaven, Bat Flake and the namesake route, The Cave. It is a very popular area of which a large portion of the routes are easily visible/accessible from the road.
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Getting There

This area is quite aways up the road, on the forth switchback past the Poison Oak Boulder Area. One will be heading up and south before this area can be seen on the left. The route The Cave is perennially chalked with lots of features.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Cave Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V6 7A
Pruneface
Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4-
Big Horn
Trad, Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
John's Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Manuel's Horror
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Digit's Delight
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bat Flake
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The Cave
TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Walking On Air
TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Starface
TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Alcoa
TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Stairway to Heaven
TR
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Obsession
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pruneface V6 7A Boulder
Big Horn 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4- Trad, Boulder
John's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Manuel's Horror 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Digit's Delight 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Bat Flake 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
The Cave 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Walking On Air 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Starface 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Alcoa 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
Stairway to Heaven 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
Obsession 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b TR
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