Elevation: 276 ft
GPS: 37.059, 26.938 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: WAGbag on Oct 14, 2010
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, Jason Halladay

Description

This open cave is mostly shady all day with beautiful vertical and overhanging tufa climbing. With about 25 routes, several with extensions, there's plenty to do. Most routes are 5.12 (7a+) and up and the extensions are mostly in the 5.13's (8a) with a few 5.14s, but don't let that stop you if you're climbing 5.11's (upper 6's)! The ones that are there can keep you entertained for a day if your partner is climbing harder, and are well worth doing.

Getting There

The 2008 guide is quite misleading - getting off on the wrong foot can double the approach time.
Take the paved road up from Skalia and weave your way through the switchbacks, goats and large rocks in the road. After the crest, at the first switchback there's a pullout with a goat fence. DO NOT go to the first demolished house, stay high and left, parallel to the sea and pass directly through two large boulders above the 1st house. This is where you'll pick up the trail with the red dots and from there it is straightforward, passing two more valleys, a house and a gate on the 40 min approach. At the downhill mouth of the cave is a series of fixed lines to get you down. Throwing on a harness and clipping into the fixed line as you downclimb wouldn't be a bad idea.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sikati Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
Lolita
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
Mort aux Chèvres
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
Armata Sikati
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 13
Morgan
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 8
Laurent...y' a Quelque' un
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lolita
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mort aux Chèvres
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Armata Sikati
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Morgan
 13
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Laurent...y' a Quelque' un
 8
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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