Elevation: 1,690 ft
GPS: 38.24193, -80.84067
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Description

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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
 208
That Eight
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 178
Sniff the Drill
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 184
Jeff's Bunny Hop
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Bushman
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
That Nine
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 23
Locumba
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 25
Smilin' Jack
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 18
Simple Minds
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 301
Narcissus
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 44
Narcissus Direct
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Ectomorph Arete
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 7
Suicide Blonde
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 3
Deep Throat
Sport
5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 3
Johnny Utah
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
That Eight
 208
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Sniff the Drill
 178
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jeff's Bunny Hop
 184
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bushman
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
That Nine
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Locumba
 23
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Smilin' Jack
 25
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Simple Minds
 18
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Narcissus
 301
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Narcissus Direct
 44
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Ectomorph Arete
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Suicide Blonde
 7
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Deep Throat
 3
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Johnny Utah
 3
5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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