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Routes in Killer Cave

Action Candy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
After the Gold Rush S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Back-up Binkie S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Bagdhad S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Basra S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Black Dynamite S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Blood Line S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Bloody Endeavor S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Blue Moon S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Brown Trout S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bush Doctor S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Busload of Faith S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Cannonball S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Cartoon Graveyard S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Come Home Curly S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Cutthroat S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Deadman's Reach S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Elmo's Fish S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Endeavor to Persevere S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Exodus S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Firecracker Kid S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Full Moon S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Global Warm-Up S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Harvest Moon S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Harvest Rush S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
House of God S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
HyperNova S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Killer S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
King of Hearts S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Kingdom of Jah S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Moonstone S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Mr. Majestyk S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Nirvana S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
One Love S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Organic S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Pitch Black S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pocket Kalkulator S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Powderfinger S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ring of Fire S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sam I Am S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Samsara S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Second Hand Nova S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sign of the Times (First Pitch) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sign of the Times (pitch 2) S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Sister Ray S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Spook Eyes S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Stronger Graveyard S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Stronger Than Reason S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Successor, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Sun Spot S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sweet Bro S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Throne, The S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
To the Moon, Alice S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Urchin, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Virga S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Whirling Disease S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wield The Scepter S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
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Elevation: 7,317 ft
GPS: 42.742, -108.832 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on May 25, 2006
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg
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Description

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.

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Killer Cave

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 111
Action Candy
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 90
Firecracker Kid
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 45
Global Warm-Up
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 103
Elmo's Fish
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 37
Powderfinger
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 79
Harvest Moon
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 24
Blood Line
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 86
Blue Moon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 56
Bush Doctor
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
HyperNova
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 41
Killer
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 17
Cartoon Graveyard
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 10
Nirvana
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 7
Samsara
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 8
Endeavor to Persevere
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Action Candy
 111
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Firecracker Kid
 90
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Global Warm-Up
 45
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Elmo's Fish
 103
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Powderfinger
 37
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Harvest Moon
 79
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Blood Line
 24
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Blue Moon
 86
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bush Doctor
 56
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
HyperNova
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Killer
 41
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Cartoon Graveyard
 17
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Nirvana
 10
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Samsara
 7
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Endeavor to Persevere
 8
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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butlerbt
Boulder, CO
butlerbt   Boulder, CO
Heads up - climbed here on 9/6/18 and there were wasps in pretty much every pocked on the wall from global warm up to bush doctor. Neither my partner nor I got stung but it sure added to the challenge to have to clean out the pockets before grabbing them. Sep 18, 2018 · Temporary Report

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