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Elevation: 6,500 ft 1,981 m
GPS: 34.99918, -111.73994
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jun 27, 2015
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

Description Suggest change

Cave Springs Campground on the west side of Oak Creek Canyon is your entrance to both new school sport and trad routes at The Doctors Office, and break neck old school test pieces such as Dresdoom, Book of Friends, and more. If you are looking for shade on a warm day The Doctor's Office is a welcome treat. These areas are all sandstone which runs from pretty good to god awful.

Getting There Suggest change

Park before the bridge. Cross the bridge, then find climbers trail which quickly ascends the West bank of the creek. Follow this trail to The Outpatient Area, The Reception Area, The Doctors Office, and The Pharmacy. Check individual pages for the old school routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cave Springs

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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Cardiac Corner
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 60
Free Refills
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 17
Vasectomy
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
House Calls
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 73
Cool Reception
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 34
Book of Friends
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 27
Pharm Boy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 28
Scrubs
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 36
BP Cuff
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Brain Salad Surgery
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Nasal Reflux
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 9
Herbal Remedy
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Shock Doc
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 15
The Night Nurse
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b C0
 23
Synethesia AKA Linger Fickin Good!
Trad, Aid
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cardiac Corner Outpatient Clinic
 24
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Free Refills Pharmacy
 60
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Vasectomy Reception Area
 17
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
House Calls Doctor's Office
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cool Reception Reception Area
 73
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Book of Friends Old School Routes
 34
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Pharm Boy Pharmacy
 27
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Scrubs Reception Area
 28
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
BP Cuff Reception Area
 36
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Brain Salad Surgery Reception Area
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Nasal Reflux Outpatient Clinic
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Herbal Remedy Pharmacy
 9
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Shock Doc Doctor's Office
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Night Nurse Outpatient Clinic
 15
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Synethesia AKA Linger Fick… Outpatient Clinic
 23
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b C0 Trad, Aid
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