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Shared By: Dave Hug on Jan 29, 2015
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Less than 100 yards from Cool Down. it is the large cave providing many pump problems

Getting There

Hike east from Cool Down and you will reach a gully that takes you to the top. Just past that is the Bouldering Cave

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Jerome Penner
Louisville KY
Jerome Penner   Louisville KY
Was just here yesterday and I cannot believe there aren't more established problems in this area and maybe there are in a guidebook somewhere but nothing really online about it. The rock is comfortable and the landing area is mostly just soft dirt. There is a lot of potential here! Apr 4, 2016
MattH  
I thought this cave had some of the best bouldering in southern Illinois. The rock was bomber, the holds were comfortable, and the moves were fun and gymnastic. The rock felt like poured concrete. Maybe I'm spilling the beans on a local secret but I'm stumped as to why this place isn't packed. I'll admit I'm biased against the characteristic sandiness and 80-grit feel of most southeast sandstone, but this felt like someone stole a cave from magic wood and dumped it in SoIll (minus the polished holds from thousands of climbers). I've added route descriptions for the most obvious distinct lines. Jan 4, 2016

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