Description

Short, steep routes in a secluded alcove. Often buggy in the Summer. The cave is broken up into 2 sections. The lower section will be the 1st you come to if arriving from the west. It features Master of Reality, a classic & testy 5.12 roof crack. The upper section gets more sun. It contains Escher's Staircase, 1 of the steeper 5.10s on the Pass.

Getting There

Park at the Grottos Day Use area. Follow the trail over the bridge & go left shortly after the Ice Caves trail intersection (~1/4 mile). Descend into the lower lefthand end of the Cave. A 5-minute walk at most.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gollum's Cave

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V10 7C+
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Choke Hold
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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The Dragon's Hoard (tenative name)
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Choke Hold
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V10 7C+ Boulder
The Dragon's Hoard (tenativ…
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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PTZ
Chicago/Colorado
PTZ   Chicago/Colorado
We had some tourists throwing rocks down here that landed a few feet from us. Always have your guard up. Apr 5, 2012
ChefMattThaner
Lakewood, co
ChefMattThaner   Lakewood, co
BRING BUG SPRAY! This area is thick with mosquitos, since the ice caves hold so much moisture. Belaying can be pretty rough without lots of bug spray. Jul 9, 2014