Elevation: 2,582 ft
GPS: 33.008, -116.968 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 13, 2006
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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.

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
 5
Pruneface
Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4-
 49
Big Horn
Trad, Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 42
John's Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 39
Manuel's Horror
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 44
Digit's Delight
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 28
Bat Flake
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 69
The Cave
TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Walking On Air
TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 25
Starface
TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 27
Alcoa
TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Stairway to Heaven
TR
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 4
Obsession
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pruneface
 5
V6 7A Boulder
Big Horn
 49
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4- Trad, Boulder
John's Crack
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Manuel's Horror
 39
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Digit's Delight
 44
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Bat Flake
 28
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
The Cave
 69
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Walking On Air
 11
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Starface
 25
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Alcoa
 27
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
Stairway to Heaven
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
Obsession
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b TR
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