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Elevation: 7,317 ft 2,230 m
GPS: 42.74193, -108.83178
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on May 25, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

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One word: steep. That would sum it up. Killer Cave is home to some very steep routes. Pumpfest routes like Killer (12c), Mr. Majestyk (12d), The Throne (13a), and Bush Doctor (12a). The Killer Cave is also home to some of the hardest lines at sinks, like Virga (13c), Busload of Faith (14a), and Come Home Curly (13d/14a).

Happily, for the non-mutant in all of us, Killer Cave includes curtain walls to the left and right with classic lines with angles closer to vertical. Some classics here include Action Candy (9+), Second Hand Nova (10d/11a), Harvest Moon (11a), and Elmo's Fish (10d).

The top of nearly all lines in the main cave keep shade all day. The sun travels across the wall from left to right, due to the curvature of the wall.

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The approach is simple, just take the steep right trail that pops out right below the cave. Watch out for rattlesnakes on the trail and under boulders in the cave.

63 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Killer Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 184
Action Candy
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 158
Elmo's Fish
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 144
Harvest Moon
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 58
Blood Line
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 157
Blue Moon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 88
Bush Doctor
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 66
Killer
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Baghdad
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 32
Cartoon Graveyard
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 15
Nirvana
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 11
Samsara
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 9
The Successor
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 11
Endeavor to Persevere
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 4
Stronger Than Reason
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 11
Busload of Faith
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Action Candy
 184
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Elmo's Fish
 158
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Harvest Moon
 144
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Blood Line
 58
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Blue Moon
 157
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bush Doctor
 88
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Killer
 66
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Baghdad
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Cartoon Graveyard
 32
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Nirvana
 15
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Samsara
 11
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
The Successor
 9
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Endeavor to Persevere
 11
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Stronger Than Reason
 4
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Busload of Faith
 11
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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