Elevation: 8,697 ft
GPS: 27.031, 99.676 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brandon Gottung on Oct 27, 2013
Admins: Bob Moseley, Dan Flynn, Nate Ball

Description

The Cave Area is located climbers right of the Cretaceous Area, it's easy to walk the base of the cliff and link these two areas in a day. The Cave approach is steeper but more direct. This has some great single pitch climbs, including Japanese Cowboy, Ding Dong's Crack, and Equator. Two wide climbs, Apple Crumble (5.8) and Pineapple Upside Crack (5.9), are surprisingly popular offwidths, next to the Lisu Ladder.

Getting There

Just after passing the split on your way out of town, having taken the right (straight) fork, immediately turn right across the concrete pad of the market area to the trail that goes up the hill behind the chicken coop. Follow this straight through a small garden and up the clearing and into the woods. From here, take the most obvious path, taking all uphill forks in the path. If you encounter an overgrown trail, you're going the wrong way. Once close to the wall, there is a branch that goes off towards Ding Dong's Crack and other routes between this and the actual Cave feature. If going to the Cave, continue along the hillside until you find a short uphill walk directly towards the Cave itself.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cave area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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The Flying Squirrel
Trad 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Ding Dong's Crack
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 5
Japanese Cowboy
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Flying Squirrel
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Ding Dong's Crack
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Japanese Cowboy
 5
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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