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Routes in Narcissus Cave

Deep Throat S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Ectomorph Arete S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hang On Little Tomato T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jeff's Bunny Hop S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Locumba S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Narcissus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Narcissus Direct S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Project S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Simple Minds S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Smilin' Jack S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sniff the Drill S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Suicide Blonde S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
That Eight S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Description

This cave comes just before you hit the crowds of Orange Oswald. It is impressive, and huge, but unfortunately tends to seep, and the only lines that have been sent yet are along its flanks. Still, it is a great place to hang during the rain. The classic line here is Narcissus, located on the far left of the cave, which is many a gym rat's first 5.12a. The far right side houses Deep Throat (13c) and Suicide Blonde (13b), both of which are quality lines of the grade, and great complements to the 13s of the Coliseum. Probably the first line that most people notice here is the impressively tiered roof crack that splits the deepest, steepest part of the cave. This line, which is unfortunately nearly always wet, would undoubtedly be a hard 5.14 if it ever goes free. Some quality 5.11s also flank either side of the cave as its walls become more vertical.
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Getting There

Continue past The Long Wall and The Satisfaction Wall and you will reach the Narcissus Cave just before reaching Orange Oswald Wall.

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Chris Whisenhunt
Fayetteville, WV
Chris Whisenhunt   Fayetteville, WV  
There's a reason why none of the local strongmen have gone out and gotten on it. Choss. Sep 13, 2016
Gummy
Akron, OH
Gummy   Akron, OH
I am working the crack in the narcissus cave. I would like to clean it off as the base is mega choss, but the roof sections (where the meat of the climb is) is great and dry! Sep 12, 2016
Jon Mazza   NJ
Does anyone know the name/grade of the roof crack in the middle? Looks 5.13/5.14 Sep 22, 2013

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