The Compton Cave Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThis cave boasts some of the most classic (and difficult) sport lines at the Hood, and in the USA. Shade can always be found in the recesses of the cave, or under the nearby pine trees. Most of the hardest routes are found on the left wall, where you will encounter six 5.14s!! The hardest being Hasta La Vista, weighing in at 5.14b/c, and first redpointed by Christ Sharma. It is mainly through the efforts of Tony Yaniro that the harder routes here were equipped. He worked hard on some of his projects that others finally redpointed.
One route not to miss is the classic Straight Outta Compton a sustained 5.12d jug haul and the original route in the cave.
Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details
Much of this area is in the Mount Charleston Wilderness Area, learn which crags are within our outside of it before you go. See the BLM Fact Sheetblm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files… for a good overview of what it protects and what that limits, and the Forest Service pagefs.usda.gov/detailfull/htnf… for other information.
Getting ThereFollow the approach description for the hood, taking you through the switchbacks to the Corrosion Cave. Walk along the base of the cliff to the huge cave at the far right side.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Compton Cave
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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