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Balrog, The V6+ 7A
Bouloutain's Arete V6 7A
Cave Crack V5 6C
High Jinx V0+ 4+ PG13
Honeybun Arete V2 5+ PG13
Kind That Go Ding, The V5 6C PG13
L'angle V2 5+
Low Jinx V2 5+ PG13
Pele V8 7B
Sumo Wrestler V7 7A+ PG13
Yosemite Arete V9 7C R
Yosemite Crack V10 7C+ PG13
v1 V1 5
Elevation: 740 ft
GPS: 40.485, -75.217 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Tim Quick on Oct 14, 2014
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp

Description

The Caves offer a nice concentration of some very interesting climbs. Theres a little for everyone in the Caves. From v0 warm ups to v10 face climbs, the range of climbs and their close proximity to each other make the Caves a great destination. This location is similar to Hanger 18 in that it offers a full days worth of climbing in such a small radius.

Getting There

This may be the tricky part. Unlike Hanger 18 and its close proximity to the roads and easy/short hike in, The Caves is quite the opposite. The Caves can be reached from both sides of the mountain via the Caves trail. From Hanger 18, head through the clearing as if you were headed to Little Fluffy Clouds and Bokow. Passing Little Fluffy Clouds, continue on the caves trail and venture down towards the talus. Word of caution, the trail can be a bit rough to find and the cairns are not always in the best of shape. From the Top Rock side, just below The Bubbler you will find a split off for the Caves trail. Continue past the Tooth boulder and the Mo Mangos boulder. Again, follow the rough trail past the cairns until you reach the destination. You will definitely know when you have reached the Caves.

If you have never ventured down the Caves trail, your best bet is to probably go with someone who has. That, or grab the latest copy of the Haycock guidebook by Char and follow the GPS coordinates. There are a few switchbacks on this trail that can land a first time wanderer stranded in some talus and wondering aimlessly for awhile. But I assure you, the Caves are worth it. Once you get your bearings on this location, a hike in from the Top Rocks parking lot can be as easy as 20-25 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Caves

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
L'angle
Boulder
V5 6C
Cave Crack
Boulder
V6 7A
Bouloutain's Arete
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
L'angle V2 5+ Boulder
Cave Crack V5 6C Boulder
Bouloutain's Arete V6 7A Boulder
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