Elevation: 7,317 ft
GPS: 42.742, -108.832 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 51,518 total · 330/month
Shared By: Jesse Ryan on May 25, 2006
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 111
Action Candy
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 92
Firecracker Kid
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 46
Global Warm-Up
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 106
Elmo's Fish
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 39
Powderfinger
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 82
Harvest Moon
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 24
Blood Line
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 88
Blue Moon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 58
Bush Doctor
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 18
HyperNova
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 41
Killer
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 18
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
 92
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Global Warm-Up
 46
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Elmo's Fish
 106
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Powderfinger
 39
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Harvest Moon
 82
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Blood Line
 24
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Blue Moon
 88
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bush Doctor
 58
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
HyperNova
 18
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Killer
 41
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Cartoon Graveyard
 18
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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