Cave Complex Rock Climbing
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Information on OSMP wildlife closures, which help to protect sensitive habitats, can be viewed at:
The following crags are closed 1 February to 31 July:
First Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon)
Second Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon)
Third Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon)
Queen Anne's Head
WC Fields Pinnacle
East Ironing Board
West Ironing Board
Updated details may be found here.
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.
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.
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