Elevation: 1,690 ft
GPS: 38.242, -80.841 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: camhead on Jul 6, 2007
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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.

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Narcissus Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 162
That Eight
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 137
Sniff the Drill
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 141
Jeff's Bunny Hop
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Locumba
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 14
Camiara
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
Smilin' Jack
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Simple Minds
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 225
Narcissus
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 28
Narcissus Direct
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Suicide Blonde
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
That Eight
 162
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Sniff the Drill
 137
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jeff's Bunny Hop
 141
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Locumba
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Camiara
 14
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Smilin' Jack
 17
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Simple Minds
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Narcissus
 225
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Narcissus Direct
 28
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Suicide Blonde
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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