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Cave Arts V6- 7A
Elevation: 9,070 ft
GPS: 37.717, -112.847 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: lance stine on Dec 10, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

The S-Curve bouldering is a ridge of limestone offering climbing on Rifle like rock. Along the ridge's base you'll find several bouldering caves, some boulderable cliff faces, walls that are too high to boulder, and a few bolted routes. While the rock near the road is crumbly, the caves and walls higher along the ridge are good rock.

The mountain side setting is nice. It faces west and is shady. It is nearly as high as Brian Head Village so it is cool in the summer.

The area hasn't seen a consistent development effort so it lacks trails and landings. Sent boulder problems haven't been named or graded. There are a lot of unclimbed lines.

The rock can have patches of rugosité. Those sharp little devils need to be removed. The climb Cave Arts was almost abandoned because of rugosité on the large, round, undercling hold. However, after taking care to remove the rugosité from the entire hold, the climb is fine.

Getting There

Location on google maps

To reach the crag, take Interstate 15 to exit 75 at Parowan, then it's a little less than a 14 mile drive up the mountain. A multi-colored limestone cliff band will come down to the road just before the s-curve in the road. Along this cliff band is the bouldering.

To reach the bouldering hike along the top of the cliff. This will bypass some impassable areas and any hiking up the steep mountain slope. When there is a break in the cliff, hike down to the cliff's base. Walk along the base to the climbing.

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I've only sent one line here. This was the horizontal Cave Arts problem. Everything else that I tried was a lot harder than it looked. There has been development by others but what they did is unknown. Dec 10, 2010

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