Elevation: 8,036 ft
GPS: 39.981, -105.301 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 1,193 total · 10/month
Shared By: Tony B on Aug 10, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Today
74°F - 56°F 23°C - 13°C
Thu
80°F - 58°F 27°C - 14°C
Fri
81°F - 59°F 27°C - 15°C
Sat
84°F - 60°F 29°C - 16°C
Sun
85°F - 58°F 29°C - 14°C
Mon
80°F - 57°F 27°C - 14°C
Access Issue: Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: Details
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This cluster of rocks is a bit of a maze with scrambling of some sort required to locate and do most of the climbing. Once one route is found, the rest are far easier to locate. The routes are 30' to 50' tall and Face North, South, and West, offering shade or sun at different times of day. Most are vertical or within a few degrees of it, and ascend on slopers and crimps, but there is one exception- an Offwidth rated 5.9. The rock is generally quite solid.

The name of the area is apparently derived from a fairly large protected area, which although not really a cave perhaps, certainly resembles one. "Hell's Mansion" as it was apparently once known is pretty large, and no doubt has served various uses over time. The imagination wonders to what the area route called "Your Cave or Mine" might refer to?

Save for the offwidth, most of the routes here are pretty difficult, if not utterly sandbagged, and are by no means good warmups for the average climber. Beware.

Getting There

From the Main trail to the Sacred Cliffs, go right (South) along the ridge line, staying West of the actual ridge when forced off of the edge by rock.
You will pass by the Name Game Area and reach the Cave Complex area. The first route seen will likely be 'The Junkyard' a 4-bolt 5.12 with all of the hangers removed, just left of a pine tree growing up the West Face of the flat red face. All Route directions will come roughly from there.

1 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Cave Complex Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Sun & Shade

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

- No Photos -

0 Comments