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Caress The Cobble S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Caress the Cullis S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Two Times Arete S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Description

Shady and cool in the summer. Short approach. Rock is excellent. Routes start on a "platform" and climb across and out-of a couloir. They access the couloir 30' off the deck, so the routes have an airy, adventuresome feeling.

Getting There

Park at the turnaround/toilet/parking area at the Low Standard Cave (it's the only bathroom on the left as you travel UP canyon). The trail starts at the parking area and hikes up the gully and (west) directly into the trees. Skirt left and follow the path up and to the "Platform", a flat area between the main wall, a couloir and a small "tower" on the left. A downed tree forms leveled area for belaying.

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I had trouble figuring out which routes was supposed to be which between the far left route and middle route.

The route in the middle has old bolts and hangers so I am assuming that it is the 5.9, correct?

The middle route, at 5.9, didn't seem to have any spots on it that were as hard as the overhanging crux on the 5.7 to the right.

Fun routes, nice shady quiet spot. Aug 25, 2010
Kenny Clark
State College, PA
Kenny Clark   State College, PA
My wife is scared of heights (but she climbs with me all the time), so she won't lead much. She cranks in the gym, but is scared outside. I brought her here, and made her lead the two very safe, and very easy 5.7's (on the middle and right side. My understanding is that the 5.9 is on the far left), and Morning Moo's (5.10a) at the Low Standard Cave.

Long story short, she faced her fears and lead all of them. This was awesome, because all three routes are tall and airy. The two 5.7's here are easy, but forced her to face her fear of heights and keep going. It looks like she'll keep climbing with me for a while. Jul 1, 2011
My girlfriend and I climbed Two Times Arete and could only see a single chain with a rap ring for the anchor at the top of Caress the Cobble, not sure about the situation for the anchor of Caress the Cullis though. May 13, 2018

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