First Cave Rock Climbing
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Access Issue: Bolt Failures - Donations Help Details
Accelerated corrosion that targets stainless steel bolts (SCC) has caused multiple failures, including both anchor bolts on a route that a climber was being lowered off of. Please read the BOLTS note on the main page. You can also help the cause by visiting the Bivy during your stay and giving QX some reds, whites, or if youre feeling generous, some BLUES!
As you walk south around the long arm of the Grand Auditorium, known as Dragon Ridge, you will see a huge arch over a shallow cave set far back in the hillside. This is the First Cave. There are a good number of moderate gear and sport routes on the south-facing wall known as Lower Dragon Ridge, including the superb Commissary Crack. The north-facing wall, also called the South Claw, offers a number of intermediate trad classics as well. The Dragon Cave's fiercest and most-overhanging bolted problems are in the cave itself. Unfortunately this area suffers from damp, sandy, loose rock and particularly severe corrosion conditions.
Classic Climbing Routes at First Cave
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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