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Routes in The Compton Cave

Animal Attack S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Closing Down S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Energizer S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Equalizer S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Facile S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b PG13
Free at Last S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Ground Zero S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Hasta La Vista S 5.14b/c 8c+ 34 XI- 34 E9 7b
Hasta la Manana S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Legend S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Legend of the Overfiend S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Mr T My Hero S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Scrunchy Cat Face Attack S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Shit Jaws S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Straight Outta Compton S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Straight Outta Compton-Animal Attack S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Unknown 5.11c S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Description

This 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.

Getting There

Follow 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. Please do not approach the cave up the hillside directly from the main trail. This will help reduce trail proliferation.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Compton Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Unknown 5.11c
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Animal Attack
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 24
Straight Outta Compton
Sport
5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b PG13
 3
Facile
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unknown 5.11c
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Animal Attack
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Straight Outta Compton
 24
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Facile
 3
5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b PG13 Sport
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alpinglow
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alpinglow   city, state
equipped almost certainly means "chipped" around these parts. Sep 17, 2006

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