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Shared By: mike bromberg on Nov 23, 2009
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Description

The upper caves area is comprised of the large limestone "cave" formation on the hillside above the pullout at ~1.5 miles.

The Caves see little traffic and contain a collection of 8 or so routes in the 5.9+ - 5.12- range. The routes tend to be sharp and occasionally contain some loose rock.

Getting There

Approach uphill on the well defined and popular (for CB) trail to the base of the crag. 25 mins.

L->R:

A. Blue Collared Tweakers, 11+, 1p, 75', bolts.
B. Reefer Headed Woman, 11+, 1p, 75', bolts.
C. Plastic Poser, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
D1. Hessian Queen, 11-, 1p, 85', bolts.
D2. Hessian Partier, 11, 1p, 85', bolts.
E. Cyclops, 12-, 1p, 85', bolts.
F. Bone Pullin' Streak, 11-, 1p, bolts.
G. Cave Slab, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.

8 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Caves

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Cave Slab
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Plastic Poser
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Hessian Queen
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Cyclops
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cave Slab
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Plastic Poser
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hessian Queen
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cyclops
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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